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Dieu Vivant Plus Group
In this Group: Brigitte, Baswa, Cathérine, Tecla, Marie, Pierre, Jacqueline, Michel, Tshilombo, Basemba
Brigitte is a leader of the community bank named “Dieu Vivant Plus,” which is composed of 10 microentrepreneurs united in solidarity to obtain loans from HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Brigitte is 48 years old, married, and has two adult children who are students. She sells smoked fish in the mid-western area of Kinshasa, which she has been doing since 1998. Through her sales, she earns about $140 per week.

Brigitte plans to use the loan to purchase bags of smoked fish to resell in order to increase her income. She is a trustworthy client of HOPE DRC, having received and repaid eight loans. In the future, she hopes to become a fish provider in her area.

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
  • 10
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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 Dieu Vivant Plus Group's $5,700 loan helped a member to purchase smoked fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012