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Total loan: $5,000
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Lisungi Plus Group

Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.) / General Store

A loan of $5,000 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.


Lisungi Plus Group's story

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.

In this group: Charlotte, Louise, Ayenia, Godélive, Monique, Chantal, André, Marie, Christine, Marie, Membe, Julienne, Dahlia, Mbuyu, Isonge
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Loan details

Loan length:

5 months
Disbursed date: July 5, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: HOPE DRC, a HOPE International institution

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Loan details

Loan length:

5 months
Disbursed date: July 5, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: HOPE DRC, a HOPE International institution