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Sylvain
This young businessman, 41 and single, who studied to be an economist, went into business at the end of his studies. He opened a butcher shop in 2001 selling fresh food such as meat, chicken thighs, and cartons of chicken, fish, and sausages. With the loan he expects to receive, he wants to expand his business and choose good quality products and staples to satisfy the demand of his customers.

Being a good manager, he has demonstrated exactness and continues to progress despite the difficulties he encounters when the electricity is cut, either suddenly or on a rotating basis, which happens often in the town.

In the future, he hopes to import goods from Kinshasa and from other countries and become a big wholesaler whose profits will allow him to found a family and build a big house. With his exactness, he demonstrates good intentions, solidarity, and often helps others in their work.
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Jeune commercant et celibataire de 41 ans,economiste de formation, a la fin de ses Etudes se lance dans les activites commerciales; il ouvre une boucherie en 2001 pour la vente des vivres frais comme la viande ,les cuisses de poulets, les cartons de poulets, poissons et saucissesAvec le pret qu'il compte recevoir , il veut rehausser le niveau de son commerce, rechercher les produits de bonne qualite et de premiere necessite pour satisfaire la demande des ses clients.Etant bon gestionnaire il fait preuve de beaucoup de rigueur et va toujours vers l'avant malgres les difficultes qu'il rencontre pendant les coupures de courant et delestage qui sont tres frequente dans la ville.Dans l'avenir il a l'intention d'importer a Kinshasa et dans d'autres pays et etre un grand grosssiste dont les benefices de sa vente lui permettra de fonder une famille et construire un grande maison; de sa rigueur il fait preuve d'une bonne volonte,tres solidaire et souvent assiste les autres dans l'exercice de leur activite.

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About HOPE Congo S.A.: HOPE Congo S.A. is a start-up microfinance institution located in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. As of 2009, the Republic of the Congo was the 136th-ranked country in the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index. The average life expectancy is in the low 50s and food insecurity poses a constant threat to ordinary people’s well-being. Through the creation of community banks, HOPE Congo provides credit, savings, and training for entrepreneurs in Brazzaville. With their services, they aim to nourish a culture of saving and an independent community of responsible and self-sustaining entrepreneurs.

About Congo (Rep.)

  • $2,250
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Congo (Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $2,265,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 534.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Sylvain to buy fresh foods for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 10, 2010
Listed
Jun 5, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 15, 2010