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Bolingo 2 (#4) Group
In this Group: Jean Pierre, Nsimba Maixent, Mantsimou Emilienne, Pascaline, Alphonsine
Jean Pierre, 43, is single and has four children. The youngest is nine years old and the oldest is eighteen. All four are currently attending school.

Jean Pierre owns a grocery shop in a local market in Brazzaville which he has operated for the past five years. Food prices have been slowly rising in Brazzaville, which has been difficult for Jean Pierre. He is grateful for the loans that allow him to buy more at one time, thus lowering the cost per product. His strategy is to keep a large variety of goods in his store to attract customers.

Jean Pierre has received two previous loans from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo and has a very good repayment record. He will use his portion of the loan to buy salt, cookies, milk, pasta and tomatoes to sell in his shop.

Jean Pierre hopes to continue to grow his business and carry a greater variety of merchandise. He would like to build a home for his family one day.

Additional Information

Important Information

About HOPE Congo S.A.: HOPE Congo S.A. is a start-up microfinance institution located in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. As of 2009, the Republic of the Congo was the 136th-ranked country in the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index. The average life expectancy is in the low 50s and food insecurity poses a constant threat to ordinary people’s well-being. Through the creation of community banks, HOPE Congo provides credit, savings, and training for entrepreneurs in Brazzaville. With their services, they aim to nourish a culture of saving and an independent community of responsible and self-sustaining entrepreneurs.

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 (Rep.)

  • $6,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Congo (Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $2,281,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bolingo 2 (#4) Group's $3,725 loan helped a member to buy more stock for his shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 2, 2012
May 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012