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Colonne De Feu Plus Group
In this Group: Furaha, Annie, Ernestine, Clémentine, Victorine, Constantine, Jeanine, Rose, Brigitte, Esther, Espérance, Nelly, Joséphine, Georgette, Canal, Madeleine, Elisabeth, Narlette, Adrienne, Francine

Update on Colonne De Feu Plus Group

Furaha is the leader of the Community Bank named “Colonne de Feu Plus". It is composed of 20 members united in solidarity to receive Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Furaha is 55 years old, a widow, and the mother of three children, whose ages range between 22 and 33 years old. Two of them attend school. She sells miscellaneous goods. She has been active in her business since 1974. She began her business running a general store. Furaha joined one of Hope’s groups (a DRCongo Microfinance Program) in order to achieve her dream of someday opening a beverage facility in her environment and has already received two loans and repaid them properly.

Thanks to Hope’s loans, Furaha’s business has prospered and it generates a profit of $50 per week. With the next loan, Furaha intends to buy more goods to resell at profit in order to increase her capital. She works hard in order to achieve her dream.

Previous Loan Details

Annie, from Kinshasa DRC, is the 46-year-old group leader of a 20-member group loan named “Colonne de Feu Plus” offered by MFI HOPE DRC. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are collectively responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members if someone... More from Colonne De Feu Plus Group's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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
  • 15
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,965,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Colonne De Feu Plus Group's $5,000 loan helped a member to increase the inventory of her business by purchasing one more soya bean sack for reselling at a profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2011
Dec 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012