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Couronne De Vie Plus Group
In this Group: Aimée, Philo, Patience, Mado, Marie, Odette, Monique, Cécile, Raphaél, Gina, Jeannatte, Collette, Liwatiwa*, Makita, Angélique, Nsimba, Yvette, Clément , Matshianga*, Esther, Françoise, Espérance, Okwondo, Patience, James, Awundu, Nathalie
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Aimée K. is 49 years old and leads a loan group called “Couronne Plus” which consists of 27 microentrepreneurs who are committed to develop their businesses by applying for and receiving microloans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRC.

Aimée makes a living running a cellphone booth, and supplements the income she earns there by selling manioc, corn flour and other items. Both lines of work are profitable but the demand for calling services is especially high, and she has decided to take advantage of that demand by opening a telephone booth and selling phone accessories. She works hard and has a long-term goal of opening a small general store. To help reach this goal, she decided to join one of Hope’s groups in June 2009. She makes a profit of about $20 per day, is married and has three children who range in age from 8 to 33.

Additional Information

About HOPE DRC

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.)

  • $119
    Average annual income
  • 5
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $10,215,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Couronne De Vie Plus Group's $3,325 loan helped a member to provide more telephone calling services to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 31, 2010
Listed
Jun 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 15, 2010