A loan of $5,800 helped a member to increase his store’s stock by buying soaps, sacks of rice, sugar and toilet paper in bulk to meet his customers' demand and increase his profits.


Baluki Plus Group's story

Roger, age 43, is the leader of the Community Bank named “Baluki Plus” which is composed of 14 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses. Roger has been part of the micro-enterprise since 2004. He runs a restaurant and a general store. He has many customers.

Roger is a loyal client of IMF HOPE RDC and has already received four different loans and repaid them properly. His business has prospered thanks to accumulated profit and good management. The loan he will obtain next will be used to increase the store’s stock by buying a larger quantity of items such as soaps, sacks of rice, sugar and toilet paper to meet his customers' demand and increase his profits. This business generates a profit of about US$100 per week. Roger’s ambition is to expand both of his businesses. He is married and is the father of three children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. Two of them attend school.

In this group: Roger, Auguy, Eva, Louise, Matondo, Michel, Victorine, Marie, Didier, Jacquis, Mbongo, Therese, Kasanda, Lucie
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