A loan of $3,775 helped a member to diversify her business by buying handbags, undergarments, as well as women’s items.

Inspiration Plus Group's story

Ange N., age 40, is married and the mother of six children who are 5 to 18 years old. Five of them are students. Her main business involved three mills. She also sells pure water. She currently has $500 in capital. Ange has diversified her business with the obtained loan. As planned, she bought other goods for resale, such as handbags, undergarments, as well as items for women. She got started in the world of micro-business in 1999 with one mill. From 1999 to 2008, with good managing, hard work, and generated profits, Ange has managed to buy two other mills. These three mills bring in a profit of $130 per month for her. In November 2008, she became a member of one of HOPE’s groups. Her ambition is to open an apparels shop for women. She makes her sales in the northeast part of Kinshasa. Last November, she and her group had just finished repaying their loans completely and on time.

In this group: Ange, Israel, Epiphani, Bibiche, Gina, Marie, Mado, Antho, Olga, Esther, Lucy, Zizi, Makiese, Didier, Rita, Marie, Josée, Mpia, Monique, Pauline, Emma, Alpho, Noel, Mireille, Lusiya, Aicha, Claudine, Bernadette, Bebe, Gisèle, Florida, Sele, Hélène, Hortense, Jean

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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