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Tusaidiye Plus Group
In this Group: Kengi, Dermaine, Kambu, Mado, Diato, Fany, Antho, Dola, Nadine, Marie, Linda, Joseph, Pascaline, Albertine, Suzanne, Kebena, Makalavana, Claudine, Philomène
Kengi, aged 58, is the chairwoman of the Community Bank “Tusaidiye Plus”. The group is composed of nineteen members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through the MFI, HOPE RDC, with the goal of developing their businesses.

Kengi started her business in 1972. She sells smoked fish at the market located west of the city of Kinshasa. She has spent most of her life in different micro-businesses and she has acquired solid experience. After being involved in different micro-enterprises, today Kengi focuses her efforts and ability on selling smoked fish.

As the fish demand is high in her community, she intends to use the next loan to increase her stock of fish and resell them with the aim of increasing her profits. Each week, her business brings in a profit of $70.

Her ambition is to open a storage facility. Kengi is a widow and has eight children, who are aged between 23 and 40 years old.

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 Tusaidiye Plus Group's $3,500 loan helped a member to increase her stock of fish and resell it at a profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 2, 2013