partners with HOPE DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) has partnered with L'Institution de HOPE RDC, a member of the Hope International network in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

IMF HOPE Congo has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2004. During this time, the program has expanded from the capital city of Kinshasa to the cities of Kisangani and Lubumbashi. HOPE serves over 5,000 active clients in Congo. Following a destructive civil war and in a context of continuing political transition, IMF HOPE Congo is one of a few registered microfinance institutions. IMF HOPE Congo’s commitment to industry best practices and willingness to work in extremely difficult environments have helped it emerge as a microfinance leader in the Congo. With peace at hand and a strong need for microfinance among Congo’s large population of small business owners, IMF HOPE Congo expects continued and steady growth in this country. Click here to download the 2005-2006 Hope Congo Report. is proud to be partnered with another member of the Hope International network, and to be connecting Kiva Lenders with entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Thanks to all Kiva Lenders for expressing their continued support of Kiva Entrepreneurs and allowing us to continue to expand our global community.

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Fiona Ramsey