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Peniel (1) Group
In this Group: Françoise, Patricia, Annabelle, Valentine, Joseph, Erle Nicole, Gicquelle, Noelle, Séraphin, Michaelle, Creychalat
Françoise is a member of the group PENIEL (1) and has a small business selling drinks in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo. A mother of three, Françoise hopes to grow her business by taking out a loan of 300,00 CFA ($600) to purchase chairs and umbrellas so her clients can relax while they have a drink. Françoise is a savvy businesswoman who draws in her clients by providing a television for them to watch or music to listen to.

Helping lead a sub-group of ten other micro-entrepreneurs, Françoise is currently on her second loan cycle with HOPE Congo. In the future, she dreams of being able to take a trip abroad and open her own clothing store.

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.

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.)

  • $6,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Congo (Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $2,281,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 474.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Peniel (1) Group's $6,025 loan helped a member to purchase chairs and umbrellas for her drink stand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 1, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014