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Tuwisana Plus Group
In this Group: Papy, Esther, Eléonore, Marguerite, Micky, Dieudonné, Mutanga, Angélique, Céléstin, Marthe, Emilie, Jeannette, Monique, Albertine, Alphonsine, Mabeta, Kabu, Véronique, Mamie, Bidikebela, Gina, Marie-Jeanne, Ndandulu, Mamie, Géniève, Aléxis, Wamu, Délphin, Clémentine, Hélène, Anna, Biuma
Papy K., aged 31 and unmarried, is the president of the Community Bank named “Tuwisana Plus”, which is composed of 32 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Papy started his business in 2007 with $30 in initial capital. He manages his own general store located west of the city of Kinshasa. He is a loyal client of the MFI HOPE DRC who has already received four different loans and has repaid them properly. He intends to use the next loan to buy goods to resell with the aim of increasing his profits. Each week, his business brings in a profit of $45. His ambition is to become a wholesaler in his area.

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
  • 5
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $13,396,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tuwisana Plus Group's $4,500 loan helped a member to purchase goods to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010