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Solidarité Plus Group
In this Group: Françoise, Jeanne, Thethe, André, Annie, Jeannine, Annie, Chantal*, Chantal, Mamie, Georgine, Itikolaito, Astride, Esther, Junette*, Marie, Tyty, Séraphine, Blandine, Egie, Christine, Kinzonzi, Martin, Thomas, Euphrasie, Esther, Suzanne, Marceline
* not pictured
Françoise is the leader of the Community Bank named “Solidarité Plus.” It consists of 28 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Françoise has been a micro-entrepreneur for years. She runs a general store to the east of Kinshasa. She works hard with good management skills in order to achieve her goal of one day opening a large store in her area. She would also like to achieve financial independence through her business that earns her US$ 600 per month.

Françoise is a trustworthy client of MFI HOPE RDC, having nine times obtained and correctly repaid loans. She will increase her stock of merchandise with her next loan by buying the items needed by her customers and reselling them at profit. 56 years old, Françoise is married and the mother of six children, whose ages vary between 4 and 18 years old. Two of them attend school.

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
  • 3
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,396,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Solidarité Plus Group's $5,000 loan helped a member to increase her store’s stock by buying more items needed by her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012