A loan of $6,000 helped a member to increase the inventory of her restaurant by purchasing fish, chickens and some crates of soft drinks.


Philippiens 4:6 Plus Group's story

Lussambo 58, widow, is a leader of the community bank named “Philippiens 4:6 Plus” which is composed of 12 microentrepreneurs united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses.
Lussambo runs a restaurant. With the first loan from Hope, she has expanded her business by adding beverages in high demand where she works in western Kinshasa. She makes the equivalent of US$150 per week in profit. She has been a faithful Hope’s client, having two times obtained and correctly repaid her loans. Since then her business has prospered. With the coming loan, Lussambo is planning to increase the stock of her restaurant by purchasing fish, chickens, and some crates of soft drinks that her clients need. She is working very hard and would like to continue receiving Hope loans in order to achieve her dreams of modernizing her restaurant by using electrical appliances such as hot plates instead of charcoal. She also plans to open a large shop. Lussambo has two children aged 27 and 45 years old. They are both independent.

In this group: Lussambo, Mpiana, Kahindo, Vagheni, Beni, Ngalesa, Ngulunzapa, Mbingasani, Getenge*, Mbume, Lussambo, Ponzi
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