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Boyambi Plus Group
In this Group: Christian, Nicole, Christine, Marie, Chantal, Jolie, Patience, Jacquie, Pauline, Mélanie, Patrick, Landu, Mawana, Tshitshi*, Mbuka, Lema, Mado, Seke, Mariamu, Nancy*, Berthe, Mbuyi, Tshibola, Manzambi, Agnès, Mola*, Orthence
* not pictured

Update on Boyambi Plus Group

Christian is the leader of the Community Bank named “Boyambi Plus”, which is composed of 27 members united in solidarity to receive Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Christian is 28 and single. He has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 2008. He operates a general store in Kinshasa. He works hard with good management skills in order to realize his dream of one day opening a larger store in Kinshasa. He would also like to achieve financial independence through his business, which earns him $40 per week. He works to the best of his abilities so that he might achieve his goals. Christian is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC, having two times obtained and correctly repaid loans. He will increase his stock of merchandise with his next loan by buying cans, sacks of sugar and milk and reselling them at a profit. Christian is happy to be Hope’s client.

Previous Loan Details

Boyambi Plus is a Community Bank of 19 owners of small businesses, chaired by Charlotte. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva through the MFI HOPE DR Congo to grow their businesses. Charlotte, 53 years old, is divorced and sells plates, and carrots, and spices. She started ... More from Boyambi Plus Group's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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
  • 18
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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 Boyambi Plus Group's $4,600 loan helped a member to buy canned goods, sacks of sugar and milk to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012