A loan of $6,000 helped a member to increase the inventory of his business by buying sewing items and more sacks of charcoal and reselling them at profit.


Amani Baco Group's story

Christian, aged 43 and married, is the chairman of the Community Bank “Amani BACO,” which is composed of eight members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Christian started his business in 2006. He sells charcoal at the market located north-east of the city of Lubumbashi. Besides that, he also runs a sewing workshop. He is a loyal client of IMF HOPE RDC who has already received 13 different loans and has repaid them properly. He intends to use the next loan to reinforce his business by purchasing sewing items and more sacks of charcoal in bulk that are needed by his customers and reselling them at a profit with the aim of increasing his profits. Each week, his business brings in a profit of US$100 per month.

Christian’s ambition is to develop his sewing workshop in his environment. He is the father of seven children aged between 2 and 16 years old. Five of them go to school.

In this group: Christian, Badibanga, Batamasi, John, Ivanne, Charlotte*, José, Françoise
*not pictured



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