Clémentine is 45 years old and a mother of six children. She has been active in her business since 1986. She began her business with $30 selling fresh fish. She sells clothing and miscellaneous goods. She joined one of Hope’s groups (a DRCongo microfinance program) in 2004 and has received seven loans. Thanks to Hope’s loans, Clémentine’s business has prospered, and her current business capital is $800. With a loan of $500, Clémentine wants to buy 2 bundles of clothing and increase the inventory of miscellaneous goods.
About HOPE DRC
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.