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Persevérance Plus Group
In this Group: Veronique, Bernadette, Kiikobo, Munsaka, Lisette, Elysée, Yannick, Samba, Kifufu, Madeleine, Marie Thérèse, Willy, Anderson
Veronique is the chairwoman of a community bank named “Persevérance Plus”, composed of 13 microentrepreneurs united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Veronique is 36 years old and is married. She runs a telephone booth and sells soft drinks to earn income. She has been in her business for years. With hard work and determination, her business prospered. Veronique’s business is located in the east of the city of Kinshasa. She has previously received seven Hope RD Congo loans and has repaid them correctly. With the next loan, she intends to purchase more prepaid cards and increase the inventory in order to reinforce her working capital. Currently, she makes US$11 in profit each day. Her ambition is to someday open a shop in her area. Veronique takes care of her two nephews.

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
  • 9
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $13,515,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Persevérance Plus Group's $2,825 loan helped a member purchase more prepaid cards for her phone use business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011