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Bokoli Plus Group
In this Group: Hélène, Odette, Marie, Mado, Marc, Gracia, July, Andrienne, Amba, Angélique, Sydonie, Albertine, Théthé, Suzanne, Nono, Nenette, Nzuzi, Adèle, Thérèse, Annie, Bobette, Kinga, Phélie, Louise, Ida
Hélène N., age 56, is the manager of a group named “Bokoli Plus”.  This community bank is united in solidarity for receiving loans from the micro-finance institution Hope RDC, having the acronym IMF HOPE RDC.  The group is composed of 25 members. 

Hélène manages her own warehouse for sacks of corn and cassava that she has been selling for several years.  She has acquired solid experience in this domain, and she is well-known in her area because of the quality of her merchandise.  Thanks to customer trust from which she benefits, her business is prospering. 

She is a loyal client who has obtained seven different loans from IMF HOPE RDC and who repaid them properly.  Her next Kiva loan through IMF HOPE RDC will be used to purchase ten sacks of corn and three sacks of cassava for resale.  Right now, her business generates a profit of $10 a day for her. 

Her ambition in the near-term is to expand the capacity of her warehouse in order to respond to the demands of her customers and to grow her revenues.  Her business is located in the mountainous area to the west of the city of Kinshasa. 

Hélène is a widow and the mother of eight children, ages 20 to 41 years old.  Three of them are students. 
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Hélène N. 56 ans, est dirigeante du groupe dénommé “Bokoli Plus”. Cette banque communautaire est solidairement unie pour recevoir des crédits auprès de l’Institution de Microfinance Hope RDC en sigle IMF HOPE RDC. Elle est constituée de 25 membres.
Hélène gère son propre dépôt des sacs maїs et de manioc qu’elle vend il y a plusieurs années. Elle a acquit une expérience solide dans ce domaine et elle est bien connue dans son milieu à cause de la qualité de ses marchandises. C’est grâce à la confiance qu’elle bénéficie de sa clientèle que son affaire prospère. Elle est cliente fidèle qui a obtenu 7 fois les prêts de l’IMF HOPE RDC et les a retournés correctement. Le prochain crédit de Kiva à travers l’IMF HOPE RDC lui servira à acheter 10 sacs de maїs et 3 sacs de manioc à revendre. Actuellement, son activité lui génère un bénéfice de $10 par jour. Son ambition à court terme est d’agrandir la capacité de son dépôt afin de répondre à la demande de ses clients et d’accroitre le revenu. Son affaire se situe dans la partie montagneuse à l’ouest de la ville de Kinshasa. Hélène est veuve et mère de 8 enfants âgés de 20 à 41 ans. Trois d’entre eux sont étudiants.

Additional Information


HOPE International has been providing small business loans and savings services to thousands of entrepreneurs in DRC since 2004. HOPE DRC targets small business owners who can use loans to increase their inventories or invest in assets that have the potential to increase their incomes. Funds from Kiva lenders play a major role in expanding access to affordable, flexible capital for micro-entrepreneurs, 80% of whom are women.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Congo (Dem. Rep.)

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,423,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bokoli Plus Group's $4,450 loan helped a member to buy 10 sacks of corn and 3 sacks of cassava.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2009
Sep 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 30, 2010