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In this Group: Brigitte, Zando, Pauline, Djato, Abon, Moise, July, Sylvain , Henriette, Béatrice, Liliane, Thérèse, Annie, Musumba, François, Emery, Chantal, Ntefua, Nseya, Constant, Bernadette, Julienne, Clarisse, Asnate, Rivalin, Jean Pierre
Brigitte M. is growing a little restaurant by selling "shikwangues" (one of the main foods in Kinshasa) accompanied by condiments. Her clientele is growing quickly beause she is a good cook. That is why she plans, with this month-of-May loan, to build up the stock of her restaurant so as to better satisfy her clientele and earn more money. With the same goals in mind, she would like to diversify her business by adding the sale of spices, which sells well in her neighborhood in the north-east of Kinshasa.



Brigitte began her career in sales for the first time in 1983. The initial capital that allowed her to buy 2 kilograms of meat to grill and sell as brochettes up until 1987 was US$ 4.



From 1987-2002, Brigitte attended secondary school and received her diploma. In 1987 she moved and decided to change over to selling fritters. The exorbitant hike in the price of vegetable oil, one of the main raw materials for making fritters, ended this business. From 2002 until today, Brigitte has been running a cooked food business which presently generates US$ 10 per week. Her ambition is to open a grocery store to satisfy the needs of the people of her neighborhood. She is 42, divorced, and the mother of 5 children, aged between 4 and 17. Four of them are enrolled in school.

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Brigitte M. est entrain de développer un restaurant en vendant des shikwangues (l’un d’aliments principaux à Kinshasa) accompagnées des condiments. Le nombre de ses clients ne cesse de croître de jour en jour à cause de sa bonne cuisine. C’est pourquoi elle a planifié avec le crédit du mois de mai courant, de renforcer le stock de son restaurant en vue de satisfaire le besoin de sa clientèle et d’accroitre le revenu. Elle a aussi dans le même souci, planifié de diversifier son activité en y ajoutant des épices qui se vendent bien dans son quartier qui se situe au nord-est de Kinshasa. Brigitte a débuté à vendre pour la première fois en 1983. Le capital initial qui lui avait permis d’acheter 2 kilos de viande pour griller et vendre des brochettes jusqu’en 1987 était de $4. De 1987 – 2002, Brigitte a obtenu le diplôme d’Etat de l’école secondaire en 1987, a changé le milieu et a décidé de convertir son activité en fabriquant des beignets. La hausse exorbitante du prix d’huile végétale qui constitue l’une des matières premières de fabrication des beignets, a mis fin à cette activité. De 2002 à ce jour, Brigitte a ouvert un service de restauration qui génère actuellement $10 par semaine. Son ambition est d’ouvrir une alimentation pour satisfaire le besoin de la population de son quartier. Elle a 42 ans, divorcée et mère de 5 enfants dont leurs âges varient entre 4 et 17 ans. Quatre d’entre eux vont à l’école.

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About Congo (Dem. Rep.)

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,440,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Soleil Plus Group's $4,150 loan helped a member bolster the raw materials for her restaurant so as to earn more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 14, 2009
Listed
May 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 15, 2009