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Shaloom Plus Group
In this Group: Mpesi, Lusangi, Mitulanda, Béatrice, Nsongo, Constant, Elisée, Muleba, Marie, Matulandua, Elisée, Marie Jeanne, Nzadi, Pamela, Evéline, David, Massamba, Kiese, Liliane, Samabi, Yvette, Mbembi
Mpesi, 59, is the chairwoman of the Community Bank named “Shaloom Plus." It is composed of 22 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Mpesi has been part of the micro-enterprise since 1992. She sells salted fish. Her business is located to the midwest of Kinshasa. Mpesi works hard with good management in order to expand her business. The loan she’ll obtain next will be used to buy more salted fish to resell at retail with the goal of increasing her profits. Her business generates a profit of $65 per week. Mpesi is married and the mother of six children whose ages vary between 31 and 41. One of them is a student.

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
  • 18
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,953,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shaloom Plus Group's $4,100 loan helped a member to buy more salted fish to resell at a profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2012
May 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 2, 2013