A loan of $4,150 helped a member to increase the store’s stock by buying soap, vegetable oil, and sacks of rice to resell at a profit.


Amen Plus Group's story

Thade is the chairman of the Community Bank named “Amen Plus” which is composed of 15 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses. Thade, 60, became a micro-entrepreneur in 2005. He manages his own general store in the East of Kinshasa. He works hard with good management skills in order to realize his dream of one day opening a large store in his area. His business generates a profit of US$60 per week. Thade is a trustworthy client of MFI HOPE RDC, having eleven times received and correctly repaid loans. He will increase his stock of merchandise with his next loan by purchasing, soap, vegetable oil, and sacks of rice and reselling them at a profit. Thade is a widower and the father of five children aged between 21 and 32 years old.

In this group: Thade, Mambueni, Gertrude, Henriette, Marthe, Nicola, Jean, Marie-Claire, Meta, Suamunu, Antoinette*, Angelique, Lukebakio, Mbiavanga, Kabala
*not pictured



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