Nouvelle Jérusalem Plus Group
Richard has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 2004. He sells beverages. His business is located to the north-east of Kinshasa. He is working hard to develop his business which is supporting his family. The loan he will obtain next will be used to buy more crates of drinks to resell retail with the goal of increasing his profits. His business generates a profit of about $60 per week.
Richard’s ambition is to become a beverage provider in his area and open a general store. He is married and the father of three children. All of them attend school.
About HOPE DRCHOPE 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.
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