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White 2 (2) Group
In this Group: Rubin, Marie Rose, Marina, Nadege, Justine , Henriette, Françoise, Nelly, Madeleine , Anastasie , Therjema , Béatrice
Rubin runs a small butcher’s shop and video game room in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo. Working to support his three children, Rubin has been running his business activities for the past two years, battling the frequent power outages of Brazzaville. In order to improve his businesses and increase his means of income, Rubin joined HOPE Congo in the community bank group White 2 (2).

Rubin is the leader of a small group of 11 other micro-entrepreneurs in Brazzaville, and would like to take out his first small loan of 250,000 XAF (Central African CFA francs), the local currency. With this loan, Rubin will be able to purchase additional chicken, beef, and other meats for his butcher’s shop and add a small drinks area to his video game room. He gains customers by offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere and building friendships with his neighbors.

In the future, Rubin would like to grow his business to include a walk-in freezer so that he can increase his capacity to keep meat fresh. Through the proceeds from his businesses, Rubin hope to be able to support his children and put all of them through school.

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.

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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
  • 482.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of White 2 (2) Group's $6,125 loan helped a member to be able to purchase additional chicken, beef, and other meats for his butcher's shop and add a small drinks area to his video game room.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 3, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014