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Mapendo Plus Group
In this Group: Claude, Damate, Suzanne, Sylvie, Florine, Yvette, Godélive, Marceline, Osako, Sophie, Marie Salome, Gode, Yode, Liongo, Esther, Annie, Bop, Bonkena
Claude Niangala, 49, is the manager of the Community Bank named “Mapendo Plus.” It is composed of 18 members united in solidarity to receive Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Claude has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 1995, having already received and repaid seven MFI HOPE DRC loans. A beverage-seller in the south-west part of Kinshasa, Claude will use the new loan he is requesting to buy more crates of drinks to retail, with the goal of increasing his profits. His business generates a profit of $60 per week, and his ambition is to become a beverage provider in his area and open a drugstore.

Claude is married and the father of four children whose ages range from 8 and 15. All of them attend school.

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
  • $12,953,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mapendo Plus Group's $4,400 loan helped a member to buy more crates of beverages to resell at a profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010