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Les Compagnons De Jesus (1) Group
In this Group: Gladis, Olga , Paulette, Raphaelle, Florence, Marie
Gladis is one of the members of Les Compagnons de Jesus (1) Group. The group consists of six female micro-entrepreneurs from Brazzaville, Congo.

Gladis is married, with three children whose ages range from one to 11 years old. She is very excited to be receiving her second loan from HOPE Congo S.A. after having successfully paid off her previous loan. She has had her business for around four years, selling general goods to her community.

With this next loan she will be able to buy more salted fish which has been selling really well lately. She says her strategy is to begin to specialize in just a few items rather than selling everything.

She hopes to, one day, be a wholesale seller of fish! Gladis has big dreams for the future of her family. She hopes that, one day, she will be able to pay for all of her children to get a quality education. She thanks you all for your support!!!

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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.

Please note that this Field Partner does not meet all of the minimum criteria for partnership with Kiva. HOPE Congo is a start-up MFI that is being fully backed by the HOPE International with an institutional guarantee. Because Kiva lenders are fully protected against institutional failure by the guarantee agreement, Kiva felt it was appropriate to override our minimum criteria in order to access this new market.

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.)

  • $2,250
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Congo (Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $2,220,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 484.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Les Compagnons De Jesus (1) Group's $3,100 loan helped a member to pay for salted fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2013
Sep 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014