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Sarepta Plus Group
In this Group: Isabelle, Louise, Annie, Francisca, Alphonsine, Nestor, Charlotte, Emérance, Youyou , Elysée, Charlotte*, Marie*, Guy, Bima, Patience, Solange, Trésor, Gode
* not pictured
Isabelle, aged 47, is the leader of the Community Bank named “Sarepta Plus”, which is composed of 18 members, united in solidarity to receive loans from the MFI (micro-finance institution) HOPE RDC in order to develop their businesses.

Isabelle started her business in 2006 doing the same activity. She operates a drugstore in the eastern part of Kinshasa. She is a loyal client of the MFI HOPE RDC who has already received seven different loans and has repaid them properly. She intends to use the next loan to buy more medicine needed by her customers in her area to resell with the aim of increasing her profits. Each week, her business brings in a profit of about $50.

Her ambition is to expand her business by opening other drugstores in different places. Isabelle is married and has two children, aged 13 and 19 years old. Both go to school.

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
  • 3
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $13,474,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sarepta Plus Group's $3,650 loan helped a member to purchase medicine needed by her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2012
May 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012