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La Restauration 1 Group
In this Group: Cesar, Frederic, Papy , Marcel , Clay Louisette, Nadege, Slovie, Sophie
Cesar, age 46, is single with three children, ages 6 to 11 years old. All of his children are currently attending school. He is representing La Restauration 1 Group.

Cesar has a business transporting manioc from the villages just outside of Brazzaville to the markets in Brazzaville. Manioc is a popular food made from the cassava plant and is a staple in most Congolese homes. He has had this business for six years. He will use his loan to continue his current transportation business as well as install a small stand to sell foufou, another staple food like manioc. His business strategy is to quickly get the manioc to the market and in the hands of vendors. He knows the customers want to buy the freshest food possible.

Cesar has received two previous loans from HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner. He has a good repayment record. He hopes to have other activities in the future, especially producing his own manioc.

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.

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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
  • 501.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Restauration 1 Group's $3,900 loan helped a member to pay for the transportation of manioc to the market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2013
Mar 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013