A loan of $4,025 helped a member to buy three buckets of beans, some spcies, tomatoes, etc... for increase the income from her business.

Courage Plus Group's story

Charlotte L. sells spices, palm oil, and refined vegetable oil, rice, beans, soap, etc... She currently has $227 in capital. Her business generates a profit of $110 per month. She started her business by selling 20 loaves of bread which was equivalent to $2 in 1997. From 1997 to 2002, her capital went from $2 to $100. This amount enabled her to diversify her business by including spices, palm oil, and refined vegetable oil in order to grow her revenues. Charlotte's business has been prospering since 2002.

Wanting to have sustainable financial support through a financial institution for developing her business, she decided to join one of the HOPE groups called "Courage" in February 2008. With the loans received from HOPE, she started by opening a small shop. She works hard to realize her dream of opening a large shop of various goods and to sell fresh staple foods.

Charlotte is 48 years old, married, and the mother of six children, ages 6 to 26. Five of them are students and one is independent.

In this group: Charlotte, Mputu, Honorine, Philo, Julienne, Elisabeth, Chantal, Marie, Doudou, Léonnie, Marthe, Judith, Blandine, Josée, Fidèle, Petronie, Hélène, Joséphine, Godelive, Eugénie, Yvonne, Marceline, Lylie*, Nicole, Vicky, Anna, Annie, Hélène, Vicky
*not pictured

Translator profile picture

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details