A loan of $4,600 helped a member to reinforce working capital.

Cpk Ii Group's story

Matane sells scrap metal. She was taught by her mother from 1978 to 1979 the business of selling spices and smoked fish. From 1990 to 1994, she started her own business with a beginning capital of $100, selling cartons of tomatoes, onions and spices. In 1994, her aunt taught her how to sell scrap metal. She started this business with $100 as beginning capital. In 1995, she bought a stall at the market called Lufungula. With hard work and good management, Matane prospered in her business until 2006. She increased her working capital to $700.

From 2006 to 2007, her business decreased to $50 because of family difficulties due to rising rent costs and her husband’s long absence in Angola, without any news of his welfare. After this, she joined one of Hope’s groups in February 2007, and she reinforced her business by increasing the inventory. Currently, her working capital is $400 and she makes $100 per month as profit. Her ambition is to open a scrap metal store. Matane is married and the mother of five children between the ages of 7 and 20, who are all in school.

In this group: Matane, Cécile, Youyou, Marie, Béatrice, Blandine, Esther, Marguerite, Elisée, Françoise, Anna*, Marie Josée, Marie, Albertine, Marceline, Lucie, Mumbi, John, Marie, Baby, Chantal, Aimé*, Brigitte, Charlotte, Sase, Harida, Elanga, Jacquie, Chantal, Micheline, Miriame, Ruth, Moseka
*not pictured

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