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La Lumiere 1 Group
In this Group: Victorine , Nicia, Tabitha Jeanne, Fernande
Victorine, age 55, is divorced with 3 children, ages 21 to 29 years old. She is representing the La Lumiere 1 group. Victorine produces some food products and sells a variety of other food products. She makes fruit juice herself and sells it in the local market. She will use the loan to buy smoked fish and yogurt to sell also. She has had this business for 10 years. Her business strategy is to call her customers and let them know when she has fresh food to sell.

She has received 5 previous loans from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo, and she has a good repayment record. Victorine wants to be a great businesswoman as she continues to improve her business.

Additional Information

Important Information

About HOPE Congo S.A.: HOPE Congo S.A. is a start-up microfinance institution located in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. As of 2009, the Republic of the Congo was the 136th-ranked country in the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index. The average life expectancy is in the low 50s and food insecurity poses a constant threat to ordinary people’s well-being. Through the creation of community banks, HOPE Congo provides credit, savings, and training for entrepreneurs in Brazzaville. With their services, they aim to nourish a culture of saving and an independent community of responsible and self-sustaining entrepreneurs.

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 (Rep.)

  • $6,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Congo (Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $2,281,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Lumiere 1 Group's $4,025 loan helped a member to pay for juice makings, fish and yogurt.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013