A loan of $3,125 helped a member to purchase 28 10kg sacks of corn flour.

Exaucée Group's story

Mado is 45 years old and the mother of 6 children between the ages of 13 and 28, of whom three go to school and three are already independent. Mado runs a cement store and also sells 10kg sacks of corn flour. She has been in business since 1994. She began her business with US$ 60, selling palm oil from 1994 to 1995. In 1996, her business slowed down because of the deterioration of her health.

In 1998, Mado decided to change her business by starting to sell rice, semolina and vegetable oil. Most of her working capital was focused on semolina because of the profit it was generating. Unfortunately, in 1999 many companies closed in DRCongo due to the war and insecurity, including those that were producing Mado’s goods. So her business regressed until 2007 when she re-launched it, offering new types of products. She began selling women’s slippers, vegetable oil, and corn flour.

After learning through her friend about Hope’s loan program, she decided to join one of its groups in May 2008. Mado has already received two loans from Hope that she repaid correctly. Currently, her working capital is about $170. With her next loan she is planning to purchase 28 10kg sacks of corn flour to increase the inventory of her business. Mado’s dream is to do corn and manioc farming and be a provider of those products in her area. She runs her business in the northern and most populated area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Mado, Mj, Marie Claire, Chouchouna, Anastasie, Christine, Mambote, Ariane, Béatrice, Sévérine, Thérèse, Mbwaki*, Rose, Teko, Jeanne, Midishi, Kulemfuka, Secile, Espérance, Rosalie, Pélagie, Isabelle, Cécile, Bibiche, Mado, Sinai
*not pictured

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