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Mapendo Plus Group
In this Group: Weloli, Carine, Agnès, Sylvie, Bokwala, Damate, Samy, Elisée, Souzane, Sylvie, Florine, Ivette, Christian, Godelive, Maitresse, Elisabeth, Pierre, Mukasi, Sophie, Claude, Marceline, Antho, Philipe, Osako, Serge, Sophie, Marie Salome, Willo, Dodieu , Lumputu, Gode, Yode, Bernadette
Weloli E. sells purified water in her district, which is located west of Kinshasa. She likes her business, which she started in 2001. It has financially supported her household, especially in paying the schooling costs for the children when her husband lost his job in 2003. The number of customers that she has is growing continuously due to the good service she provides them. This is the reason behind the obtained loan, which enabled her to buy a large quantity of water to satisfy the needs of her customers.

Weloli has also diversified her business by buying packaging material in order to grow her revenues. In the goal of fighting against illnesses caused by non-potable water, her ambition is to build a small factory to produce purified water, so as to serve the people of her area, which is in heavy need of it.

Weloli is 37 years old, married, and the mother of three children, ages 9 to 15, who all go to school.

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Weloli E. vend de l’eau purifiée dans son quartier qui est située à l’ouest de Kinshasa. Elle aime son activité qu’elle a commencée à exercer depuis 2001. Son affaire a beaucoup soutenu financièrement son foyer surtout à payer les frais scolaires de ses enfants quand son mari a perdu son travail en 2003. Le nombre de clients de Weloli ne cesse d’augmenter à cause de ses bons services qui leur offre. C’est pourquoi le crédit qu’elle a obtenu lui a permit d’acheter une grande quantité d’eau pour satisfaire le besoin de ses clients. Weloli a aussi diversifié son affaire en achetant des emballages en vue d’accroitre son revenu. Dans le but de lutter contre les maladies causées par l’eau non potable, son ambition est de construire une petite usine de fabrication d’eau purifiée afin de desservir la population de son milieu qui en a grandement besoin. Elle a 37 ans, mariée et mère de trois enfants âgés de 9 à 15 ans qui vont tous à l’école.

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HOPE International has been providing small business loans and savings services to thousands of entrepreneurs in DRC since 2004. HOPE DRC targets small business owners who can use loans to increase their inventories or invest in assets that have the potential to increase their incomes. Funds from Kiva lenders play a major role in expanding access to affordable, flexible capital for micro-entrepreneurs, 80% of whom are women.

This is a Group Loan

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About Congo (Dem. Rep.)

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $13,512,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mapendo Plus Group's $4,700 loan helped a member to buy a large quantity of purified water… and also packaging.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009