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Gédéon Plus Group
In this Group: Marie-Claire, Nzuzi, Jacky, Nzuzi, Bea, Ida, Victorine, Nzeki, Mamie, Nancy, Viviane, Stephanie, Abe, Yanza, Gisèle, Eugénie, Albert, Joséphine, Aimérance
Marie-Claire S. is the leader of this community bank named “Gédéon Plus”, which is composed of nineteen micro-entrepreneurs who are united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Marie-Claire, 42, is married and is the mother of six children aged between 2 and 4 years of whom four attend school.

Marie-Claire sells shoes and has been in business for many years. She has acquired solid experience and her business has prospered thanks to good management and accumulated profits. Currently, she earns a profit of $30 every week.

Marie-Claire intends, with this next loan, to purchase thirty pairs of shoes and miscellaneous goods to increase the inventory of her business. Her dream is to open a general boutique in her area.

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
  • 22
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,044,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gédéon Plus Group's $3,500 loan helped a member to purchase thirty pairs of shoes and miscellaneous goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2010
Jul 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2010