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Gédéon Plus Group
In this Group: Ida, Nzuzi, Béa, Nzeki, Stéphanie, Lola, Victorine, Abe

Update on Gédéon Plus Group

Ida is the chairwoman of a community bank named “Gédéon Plus,” which is composed of eight microentrepreneurs jointly united to receive loans from Kiva through HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Ida is married and has five children, four of whom attend school. She earns a living by selling forever products, a business she started in 1998. She sells in mid-east of Kinshasa. Currently, through her sales, Ida makes about 40% of the sales per month. She is a loyal client of the HOPE RDC and has already received and repaid eight loans. She is requesting her ninth loan, which she will use to increase the inventory of her business. Ida is working hard in order to achieve her dream of someday opening a drugstore.

Previous Loan Details

“Gédéon Plus” is a Community Bank made up of 11 micro entrepreneurs whose chairwoman is Lola Y.. These members are united for the same goal: to grow their businesses with loans received from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC. Lola is 55 years old and single. She has been in business since 2002. She o... More from Gédéon 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
  • 5
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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 Gédéon Plus Group's $3,575 loan helped a member to increase the inventory of her goods. i.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012