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Evolution 2.3 Group
In this Group: Claire, Elise, Marguerite, Gireldie
Claire is the leader of the group Evolution 2.3, which consists of four micro-entrepreneurs from Brazzaville, Congo. She is married with four children who are currently in school. This is Claire's third loan cycle with HOPE Congo and she is going to use her portion of the loan to purchase additional stock of used clothing for her store, which she has been operating for the last 21 years. Claire has noticed that prices in the market have been increasing and that towards the end of each month her sales typically drop due to lower demand. In the future, Claire hopes to overcome these challenges by adding additional locations and to be able to travel to have more direct contact with her suppliers. She is known in her community for being warm and welcoming and dreams one day of improving the housing conditions for her family and sending her children overseas to study at university.

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
  • 479.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Evolution 2.3 Group's $5,225 loan helped a member to purchase new clothing stock for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2013
Oct 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014