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Gédéon Plus Group
In this Group: Nzeki, Jacky, Nzuzi, Mvindu, Bea, Victorine, Mamie, Nancy, Viviane, Stéphanie, Abe, Yanza, Marie-Claire
Nzeki, aged 43, is the manager of the community bank named Gédéon Plus. It is composed of 13 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Nzeki has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 2007. She runs a restaurant. Her business is the eastern part of Kinshasa. She is a trustworthy client of the MFI (microfinance institution) HOPE RDC, having six times obtained and correctly repaid loans.

With her next loan, she is planning to increase the restaurant’s stock by buying three boxes of salted fish, chickens, two 50kg sacks of corn and manioc flour and vegetable oil with the goal of increasing her profits. Her business generates a profit of $100 per week.

Nzeki’s ambition is to enlarge her restaurant and open a general store. She is divorced and the mother of three children whose ages range between 20 and 22 years old. Two of them attend school. She is also taking care of her mother.

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
  • 3
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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 Gédéon Plus Group's $3,425 loan helped a member to increase the restaurant’s stock by buying three boxes of salted fish, chickens, two 50kg sacks of corn and manioc flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011