A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy more chickens to resell at a profit.


Bethsalem Baco Group's story

Bethsalem is a Community Bank of 17 owners of small businesses who selected Léontine as chairwoman. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRCongo to grow their businesses. They organized themselves by affinity and proximity.

Léontine is 52 years old, married, and the mother of eight children between the ages of 12 and 32. She earns a living by selling chickens in her neighborhood southwest of Lubumbashi. She has a lot of customers. She started her business in 2002 with $150. She has already received eight loans from Microfinance Institution HOPE DRC and has repaid them correctly. Her business brings in a profit of $100 each week.

Léontine is planning with the next loan to purchase more chickens to resell at a profit. Her ambition is to provide more chickens to more than a thousand customers in the medium term.

In this group: Léontine, Remy, Kasongo, Suzanne, Fifi, Hortense , Anastasie, Tshibwabwa, Jean N., Martine, Yrène, Margue, Angèle, Jean W., Joseph, Julie, Paul
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