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Loboko Plus Group
In this Group: Sabine*, Eva, Elisée, Merveille, Hélène, Alphonsine, Espérance
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Update on Loboko Plus Group

Sabine is a chairwoman of a community bank named "Loboko Plus," made up of seven members firmly united to receive loans from the MFI (micro-finance institution) HOPE RDC in order to develop their businesses.

Sabine sells fruit and other miscellaneous items. She sells them in a market located in the western part of Kinshasa. She has been in business since 1997. She has borrowed ten loans from MFI HOPE DRC for business expansion, and she fully repaid them. With the next loan, Sabine will be able to meet customer demand and generate additional profits. She will buy two sacks of fruit to resell for a profit. Her business makes 35 USD in profit each week. One of Sabine's strategies for keeping her clients is to tell them in advance about any change that can occur in business. Her ambition is to become a fruit provider. She is 55 years-old. She is married and has four children between ages 30 and 38 years old who are independent.

Previous Loan Details

Esperance is a leader of the community bank named “Loboko Plus” which is composed of 16 micro-entrepreneurs united in solidarity to obtain loans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses. Esperance sells women’s clothing and fish and meat at a market loca... More from Loboko 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
  • 18
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $13,408,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Loboko Plus Group's $2,800 loan helped a member to buy two sacks of fruits to resell them at a profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Feb 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012