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Bolingo Plus Group
In this Group: Nzola, Rachel, Victorine, Rose, Marie Claire, Angélique, Nathalie, Ginette, Claudine, Henriette, Judith, Masamuna*, Marie Josée, Ngabua, Misenga, Puna, Béatrice, Marie Thérèse, Masibongo, Noel
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Bolingo Plus is a group of 20 owners of small businesses, chaired by Nzola. Its members are jointly responsible for loans granted by Kiva through the MFI (Micro-Finance Institution) HOPE DRC to grow their businesses.

Nzola is 45 years old, married, and the father of five children between ages 6 and 21, all attending school. Nzola became a microentrepreneur selling fruits in 1998. Currently earning a profit of US$120 a week, he intends with this loan to buy more fruits for resale in order to reinforce his working capital and increase his profits. Determined to be a successful businessman, Nzola's ambition is to diversify his business by opening a general boutique.

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
  • 17
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,424,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bolingo Plus Group's $3,550 loan helped a member to purchase more fruits for resale to increase profits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011