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La Reussite 2 (1) Group
In this Group: Irène, Felicienne , Jean , Aristide , Noël, Albertine, Emilie, Rachel, Franck , Guvaise
Irène is a single mother of five living and working in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo. In order to support all of her children, four of whom are still in school and four of her sister’s children, Irène sells palm oil at the market.

Irène has been selling palm oil, a staple in many traditional Congolese dishes, for the past six years and discovered HOPE Congo in 2011. She joined a community bank group with HOPE Congo called La Reussite 2 (1), and leads a sub-group of nine of micro-entrepreneurs in Brazzaville.

Now on her seventh loan cycle with HOPE Congo, Irène would like to take out a loan of 300,000 XAF to purchase palm oil in bulk to sell.

She hopes to grow her activities to eventually have her own stand that also sells fou-fou, a traditional Congolese food made from cassava root, and peanuts.

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 La Reussite 2 (1) Group's $5,925 loan helped a member to purchase palm oil in bulk to sell at the market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014