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Lisungi Plus Group
In this Group: Charlotte, Louise, Ayenia, Godélive, Monique, Chantal, André, Marie, Christine, Marie, Membe, Julienne, Dahlia, Mbuyu, Isonge
Charlotte is the leader of the Community Bank named “Lisungi Plus”, which is composed of 15 members united in solidarity to receive Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Charlotte is 46 years old, a widow and the mother of ten children, whose ages range between 9 and 28 years old. Six of her children attend school. Charlotte has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 2007. She operates a general store and sells prepaid cards in the mid-west of Kinshasa. She works hard and employs good management skills in order to realize her dream of someday becoming a main provider in her environment. She would also like to achieve financial independence through her business, which currently earns her $100 per week. Charlotte has already obtained and correctly repaid 11 loans from microfinance institution and Kiva partner, HOPE DRC. She will increase her stock of merchandise with her next loan by buying one sack of flour, one sack of sugar, vegetable oil and some prepaid cards in bulk to resell at a profit.

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
  • 44
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  • $11,989,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Lisungi Plus Group's $5,000 loan helped a member to increase her store’s stock by buying one sack of flour, one sack of sugar, vegetable oil and some prepaid cards in bulk for reselling at profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011