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L'endurance 2 (#4) Group
In this Group: Pauline, Odette, Blanche , Ruth Rogelie, Evelyne
Pauline, age 53, is a single mother of 5 children, ages 22 to 33. One of her children is currently going to school. Pauline represents the L'endurance 2 (#4) group. She sells used clothing in a local market. She has been operating this small business for 18 years! She has gained many valuable customers and a good reputation over the years. She will use the loan to buy bales of used clothing from her supplier. In Congo, used clothing is imported in large bales. The vendor buys a bale and separates the clothes to sell individually.
Pauline has received 3 previous loans from HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner. She has a good repayment record. She would like to buy a parcel of land and build a house for herself and her family.

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
  • 510.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of L'endurance 2 (#4) Group's $3,050 loan helped a member to pay for bales of used clothing to sell in the market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2012
Oct 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013