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La Colombe 1 Group
In this Group: Jacques, Armand, Bernadette, Eugenie
Jacques, age 63, is married with six children, ages 13 to 41. He has three children currently attending school. He is representing the La Colombe 1 group.

Jacques sells frozen foods and has been operating this business for 22 years. He has gained many loyal customers over the years. He will use the loan to buy frozen salt water fish. His business strategy is to buy in bulk from his supplier and sell the items individually.

Jacques has received five previous loan from HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner. He has a good repayment record. He hopes to become a supplier one day and sell to vendors like himself.

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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.

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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
  • 503.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Colombe 1 Group's $5,375 loan helped a member to purchase fish to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 2, 2013
Listed
May 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013