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Myriam Plus Group
In this Group: Maya, Sidonie, Joseline, Georgette, Antoinette, Bernice, Matondo, Pauline, Françoise, Narisse, Nicole, Christine, Soki, Henriette, Nicole
Maya is the chairwoman of the community bank named “Myriam Plus.” It is made up of 15 members firmly united to receive loans from the micro-finance institution HOPE RDC in order to develop their businesses.

Maya is 49 years old. She is married and has five children between 11 and 18 years old. Three of them go to school.

Maya’s main business is selling slippers in the central market of Kinshasa. Since 2002, she has acquired solid experience in this area and works hard with good management skills in order to achieve her dream of one day opening a clothes shop. She would also like to achieve financial independence through her business, which currently earns her $50 per week. She works to the best of her abilities and uses her contacts so that she might achieve her goals.

She will diversify her business with her next loan by buying two bags of salted fish and reselling them 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
  • 10
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,423,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Myriam Plus Group's $2,900 loan helped a member to diversify her business by buying two bags of salted fish and reselling them at a profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012