A loan of $3,250 helped a member to be able to buy 1 bale of second-hand clothing and some kitchen utensils for re-sale.

Matondo Group's story

Souzane began selling second-hand goods in 1987. Over the years, Souzane has acquired solid experience by selling both kitchen utensils and second-hand clothing, even though it was not her business. After she divorced her husband, Suzanne went through a hard time as she did not have any capital to open her business. Souzane then began to sell kitchen utensils and second-hand clothing and made a small profit in doing so.

By the end of every day, Souzane would pay back the goods’ cost and keep the little bit of profit as agreed with the owner of the items. Through her determination and hard work, she has been able to save enough money to begin her own business and build a loyal customer base that has began to pre-order utensils.

Souzane joined one of Hope’s groups named "M.", which means thanks in English, last June. With the coming loan she plans to increase her working capital and be able to buy 1 bale of second-hand clothing and kitchen utensils. This bale will enable her to generate additional profits that will allow her business to grow and change. Souzane is 53 years old and the mother of four children and she also takes care of one other child. She lives with her family in the northern suburban area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Souzane, Tabi, Pese, Filain, Clovis, Bibi, Denise, Gerardine, Jeanine, Soleil, Mukaji, Mado, Siala, Leonnie, Godelive, Luyeye, Jonas, Marie Louise, Antoine, Sophie, Claris, Honorine, Adrienne, Rigen, Maguy, Jidodo, Maguy, Therese, Timothe, Brigitte, Zizina, Monique, Christine, Bienvenue, Marie, Florence

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