A loan of $1,675 helped a member to rent a larger place in order to sell wrapping papers and plastic bags in bulk.


Tuwisana Group's story

Celestin delivers and sells plastic bags and wrapping papers for food items. He began his business in 1989 after the company where he used to work closed due to political and economic instability. He now goes to different areas of the city on a regular basis to deliver goods to his clients. Celestin sells his products at a good price. By providing good customer service, Celestin has permanent customers to keep up his business.


Celestin’s business has been successful in delivering and selling wrapping papers and plastic bags. He is planning to rent a larger place in order to sell wrapping papers and plastic bags in bulk. Many people like Celestin because he keeps good relations with them and provides for their needs on time. He has been a member of Tuwisana, one of HOPE’s loan groups, since last May.


Celestin is 58 years old. He is married and has eight children. His business is located in Ngaliema, in the Western mountainous area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Celestin, Charlotte, Esther, Eleonore, Puna, Jeremie, Ndendo, Marguerite, Mireille, Florence, Tshisekedi, Agnes, Mamie, Micky, Blandine, Dieudonne, Mutanga, Nzumba, Angelique*, Seraphine, Celestin, Marthe, Kabala, Chouchouna, Elalie, Kina, Bea, Emilie
*not pictured



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