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Maranatha 2 Group
In this Group: Bienvenue , Angele, Guinegonde, Blanche, Julienne
Bienvenue, age 50, is married and has two children, 17 and 25 years old. The 17-year-old is still in school, and the older child is working. Bienvenue is representing the Maranatha 2 Group. She sells children and baby's clothes in a local market. She has had this business for 20 years. She has gained a good reputation in the community, and many people know about her business. She will use the loan proceeds to buy more clothing to sell. Her business strategy is to offer friendly customer service to all her clients.
Bienvenue has received three previous loans from HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner. She has a good repayment record. She wants to grow her business and become a great businesswoman. She hopes her children work in commerce, as she does.

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
  • 482.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Maranatha 2 Group's $3,125 loan helped a member to pay for baby and children's clothes to sell in the local market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Feb 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013