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Soutien Plus Group
In this Group: Godelive, Rosalie, Mathilde, Charlotte, Thérèse, Nzuzi, Françoise, Sophie, Nelly, Kingalu, Amisi, Mbumba, Claude, Louise, Mimy, Yasmine, Esaie, Naomie, David, Antoinette, Charlotte, Philomène, Josée, Suzanne, Cécile, Mbambi, Ndombe, Dénise, Joelle
Godeline F. sells dried fish, peanuts, bread, and fruits, depending on the season. She started her business by selling bread in 1981, with an initial capital of $3. From 1981 to 1990, the evolution of her business enabled her to diversify, adding the sale of soaps, sugar, and dried fish. Political and economical instabilities in the country during the 90's weakened her business. Since 2000, Godeline has been making great efforts to stabilize her business. She decided to join one of the groups of Kiva's partner, HOPE, in order to get financial support to develop her business to support her family. The group she joined is called "Soutient". She plans to use this loan to buy one sack of peanuts and one half box of dried fish, to retail in order to increase her revenue. Her husband has been sick and weak since 2005. Her ambition is to open a shop to sell fresh food. Her business turns a monthly profit of $120. Godeline is married and the mother of 7 children, who are between 13 and 28 years old. Six of them are students.
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Godeline F. vend des poissons salés, des arachides, des pains et des fruits selon les saisons. Elle a commencé le commerce en vendant des pains en 1981 avec un capital initial de $3. De 1981 en 1990, l’évolution de son activité lui a permis de la diversifier en y ajoutant des savons, du sucre et des poissons salés. Les instabilités politiques et économiques des années 90 dans le pays ont également affaibli son activité. De 2000 à ce jour, Godeline a fournit un grand effort pour stabiliser son affaire. Elle a décidé d’intégrer un des groupes de Hope dénommé « Soutient » en vue d’avoir un appui financier pour développer son commerce en vue de supporter sa famille. Elle a planifié avec le crédit de mai courant d’acheter 1sac d’arachides et ½ carton des poissons salés à revendre dans le but d’accroitre le revenu. Son mari est tombé malade depuis 2005 et il est affaibli. Son ambition est d’ouvrir une maison des vivres frais. Son affaire lui procure un bénéfice de $120 par mois. Godeline est mariée et mère de 7 enfants dont leurs âges varient entre 13 et 28 ans. Six d’entre eux étudient.

Additional Information


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

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 (Dem. Rep.)

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $13,396,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Soutien Plus Group's $3,550 loan helped a member to buy one sack of peanuts and one half box of dried fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2009
May 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009