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La Lumiere 2 Group
In this Group: Jean Robert, Lucienne, Andre Rufin, Mireille
Jean, age 48, is married with 3 children, ages 9 months to 18 years old. He has 2 children currently attending school. He is representing the La Lumiere 2 group. Transportation is Jean's main business, but he also has a secondary business selling smoked fish in the market. He has a taxi and will use the loan to buy gasoline.

He will also use the loan to buy smoked fish from a supplier. His business strategy is to drive to areas like the train station and airport to find clients for his taxi service. Jean has received 5 previous loans from HOPE Congo. He has a good repayment record. In the future he hopes to receive a large enough loan in order to buy another taxi.

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
  • 497.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Lumiere 2 Group's $4,025 loan helped a member to pay for gasoline and smoked fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013