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Godelive began her business in 1980. She sells corn, flour, beans, rice, palm oil and other goods at her shop. Since receiving her first HOPE loan in 2004, Godelive has more than tripled her working capital. She has begun to save regularly and invests money back into her business.

Godelive has recognized that there is a need for more suppliers connecting wholesalers to the retailers who sell the goods she sells. With a $1,000 loan, Godelive will build on the credibility she has developed in her community and become the supplier for goods coming from the wholesalers for her neighbourhood.

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.

About Congo (Dem. Rep.)

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,650,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Godelive become a supplier between wholesalers and retail sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2007
Feb 21, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 9, 2007