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Sarepta Plus Group
In this Group: Isabelle, Annie, Francisca, Siska, Nestor, Placide, Marie Thérèse, Charlotte, Emérence, Monique, Eric, Adrien, Youyou, Charlotte, Elysée, Luhitu, Charlotte, Marie, Hélène, Guy, Bima*, Elalie, Patience, Solange, Trésor, Gode
* not pictured
Sarepta Plus is a Community Bank made up of 26 micro entrepreneurs. Their chairwoman is Isabelle. These members are united by the same goal- to grow their businesses with loans received from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC.

Isabelle operates a drugstore in the eastern suburban area of Kinshasa. She is 46 years old, married and the mother of three children who are between the ages of 14 and 18. Two of them attend school.

Isabelle began her business in 2006. With hard work and good management, and by providing good customer service, Isabelle’s business has prospered and has permanent customers to keep it up. Her business generates about 70 USD of profit per week. Isabelle's strength is purchasing appropriate drugs for her customers.

Isabelle has already received seven loans from Microfinance Institution HOPE DRC and successfully repaid them. With the next loan, she is planning to expand her business by buying more medicine needed by her customers. Her ambition is to open another drugstore.

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
  • 15
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,640,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sarepta Plus Group's $5,000 loan helped a member to increase the inventory of her drugstore needed by her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012