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Don De Dieu Plus Group
In this Group: Marie-Josée, Iliko, Etina, Clarisse, Antho, Véronique, Irène, Pauline, Violette, Colette, André, Véronique, Justine, Angèle, Irène, Irène, Patience, Kani, Papy
Marie-Josée is the leader of a community bank named “Don de Dieu Plus” which is composed of 19 microentrepreneurs united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Marie-Josée is 55 years old and the mother of eight children between the ages of 11 and 37 years old. Three of them go to school. Marie-Josée sells spices at the central market in Kinshasa. She has been in business since 2006, beginning with capital of $50. After learning through her friend about HOPE’s loan program, she decided to join one of its groups in November, 2008. Marie-Josée has already received five loans from HOPE that she repaid correctly. Currently, her business brings in a benefit of $25 per week. With her next loan, she is planning to purchase more spices to increase the inventory of her business. Marie-Josée’s ambition is to be a provider of those products in her area. She runs her business in the middle area of Kinshasa.

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
  • 17
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $13,397,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Don De Dieu Plus Group's $3,825 loan helped a member to increase the inventory of spices.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010