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Matondo (2) Group
In this Group: Marina, Gislaine, Samuel, Armelle
Marina is a micro-entrepreneur in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo. For the last seven years, Marina has worked hard to support herself, her husband, and her four nieces and nephews. Starting with a single taxi that she rented out, Marina has now expanded into a small business selling various sodas and home-made local drinks such as ginger juice, bissap juice (made from hibiscus leaves), and yogurt.

In 2012, Marina discovered HOPE Congo and joined the community bank group Matondo (2). Marina is now on her seventh loan cycle with HOPE Congo and helps lead a sub-group of three other micro-entrepreneurs. She would like to take out a loan of 500,000 XAF (Central African CFA francs) to invest in her drink business and purchase additional juices and sodas to sell. Warm and welcoming with her clients, Marina hopes to one day move on from just selling drinks to traveling to Dubai and bringing back goods such as tiles to sell in Brazzaville. In the future, Marina dreams of being able to save up enough money to buy her own piece of land and build a home.

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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.

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About Congo (Rep.)

  • $2,250
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Congo (Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $2,265,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 482.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A portion of Matondo (2) Group's $5,300 loan helped a member to invest in her drink business and purchase additional juices and sodas to sell.
98% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 1, 2014
Listed
Jul 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2015