Soleil Plus Group
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.
About HOPE DRCHOPE 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
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