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Avenir Plus Group
In this Group: Benz, Chantal, Marie-Angel, Justine, Daniel, Mamie
Benz is the leader of the Community Bank “Avenir Plus”, which is composed of 6 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through MFI HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Benz runs a telephone booth and is a photographer in his area which is located west of Kinshasa. He began his business in 2000. With hard work and determination, his business has prospered. Benz is now well known and liked in this area. He has already received eight MFI HOPE DRC loans and fully repaid them. His business has prospered and the loans he has received have helped him to rent a well located business place. He makes $40 profit each week.

With the next loan, Benz intends to purchase more prepaid cards to meet customer demand and generate additional profits. His ambition is to open a cellular phone shop. He is 39 years old and is married. He is the father of two children aged 4 and 8. The oldest attends 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
  • 7
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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 Avenir Plus Group's $1,750 loan helped a member to buy more prepaid cards to meet customer demand and generate additional profits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2011
May 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011