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Bolamuki Plus Group
In this Group: Ntunuwe, Aminatha, Phanzu, Pemba, Adolphine, Bibiche, Réné, Thérèse, Fistina, Viviane, Tondo*, Jeanne, Mbote, Elulu*, Adolphine, Merveille, Rémi, Kayomba, Esther, Boseki
* not pictured
Ntunuwe is a leader of a community bank named “Bolamuki Plus.” It is composed of 20 micro-entrepreneurs united in solidarity to develop their businesses.

Ntunuwe is 38 years old, married and the mother of four children whose ages vary between 6 and 16. All of them go to school.

Ntunuwe’s main activity is selling spices. She has acquired solid experience and runs her business in the western area of Kinshasa. Her business brings in a profit of $20 per week.

After learning from her friend about Hope’s loan program, she decided to join one of its groups.

With her next loan she is planning to purchase more spices to increase her inventory to generate additional profits.

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
  • 7
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,635,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bolamuki Plus Group's $3,050 loan helped a member to purchase more spices to increase her inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 27, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012