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Pierre Angulaire Plus Group
In this Group: Lili, Berthe, Anna, Bienvenue, Christine, Dorothée, Godélive, Gode, Patience, Caroline, Marie, Chantal
Pierre Angulaire Plus is a group of 12 owners of small businesses chaired by Lili. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses.

Lili is 47 years old, married and a mother of seven children between the ages of 15 and 34. Three of them attend school. The rest of the children are independent.

Lili sells smoked fish. She has been in business since 1974. She has acquired solid experience selling smoked fish. Since she joined one of Hope’s groups called “Pierre Plus,” her business has been significantly reinforced through 12 loans she received from the MFI HOPE DRC. She repaid them all properly.

Through her sales, Lili makes about $70 per week. She plans to use the next loan to purchase some more bags of smoked fish and resell them at a profit in order to increase her income. She dreams one day to open a boutique.

Lili likes selling because it gives her the opportunity to make contacts with many different people, and once they become permanent clients, she is able to offer them quality products at a better price.

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
  • 6
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,618,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Pierre Angulaire Plus Group's $2,825 loan helped a member to purchase some more bags of smoked fish to resell at a profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011