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Gédéon Plus Group
In this Group: Lola, Jacky, Nzuzi, Béa, Ida, Nzeki, Mamie, Nancy, Viviane, Stéphanie, Marie-Claire
“Gédéon Plus” is a Community Bank made up of 11 micro entrepreneurs whose chairwoman is Lola Y.. These members are united for the same goal: to grow their businesses with loans received from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC.

Lola is 55 years old and single. She has been in business since 2002. She originally ran a restaurant. Today she sells lamp oil at her place located east of the city of Kinshasa. She likes her business because it allows her to become financially independent and has stabilized her family economically.

Lola has been a loyal client of IMF HOPE RDC, and has already received six different loans and has repaid them properly. She intends to use the next loan to increase the inventory of her business by purchasing more oil in bulk. She will resell it with the aim of increasing her profits. Each week, her business brings in a profit of $50. Lola has three children between 8 and 34 years old. Two of them attend school. Her ambition is to open an oil storage facility.

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
  • 28
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,040,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gédéon Plus Group's $3,750 loan helped a member to increase the inventory of her business by buying more lamp oil and reselling it at profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2011
Apr 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011