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Baptisseurs Plus Group
In this Group: Kiese, Jules, Yvonne, Mado, Etienne, Madelene
Kiese is the chairman of the Community Bank named “Baptisseurs Plus,” which is composed of six members united to receive Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Kiese became a micro-entrepreneur in 1999. He manages his own general store in the West of Kinshasa. He works hard with good management skills in order to realize his dream of someday owning a larger shop in Kinshasa. His business brings in US$80 per week. Kiese is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC, having received and repaid 10 loans. He will increase his stock of merchandise with his next loan by purchasing, soaps, canned goods, sacks of beans and sugar and milk and reselling them at a profit. Kiese is married and the father of four children, two who attend school. Their ages range from 16 and 23 years old.

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
  • 44
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,989,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Baptisseurs Plus Group's $6,000 loan helped a member to increase the store’s stock by buying soap, canned goods, sugar, sacks of beans and toilet items to resell at profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 2, 2013