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This young man, 46, is a tailor and single but raising three children whose age varies from 8 to 5 years. He has been a tailor for 15 years and excels in sewing women's clothing and doing embroidery, which brings in a good deal of income since women are among his best customers.

As soon as he receives his loan, he intends to buy lengths of African print cloth wholesale, other cloth by the meter, and sewing notions such as bolts of lining material, packs of zippers, lace, etc., to use to make dresses and shirts ready-to-wear, to display for sale instead of waiting for orders from customers.

Among his plans for the future, he intends to open a big workshop of cutting, sewing, and training and right now he already has three seamstresses who are in training with him.

He says that being able to put aside more in savings will allow him to grow his business. He does get a lot of orders but he works hard at getting them ready on time so as not to discourage the customers.
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Jeune homme couturier de 46 ans , célibataire avec 3 enfants a sa charge dont l’age varie entre 8 et 5 ans, il est dans la couture il y a plus de 15 ans , il excelle dans la couture dame et la broderie pour lui c’est très rentable parce que les dames sont les meilleures de ses clients.

Des que le prêt lui sera octroyé , il va acheter des pagnes en gros , des métrages et fourniture de couture comme des rouleaux de doublures , lots de fermetures, dentelles… pour coudre des robes et chemises prêt a porter a vendre au lieu d’attendre les commandes des clients.

Dans ses projets d’avenir il a l’intention d’ouvrir un grand atelier de Coupe Couture et Formation déjà qu’a l’heure actuelle il a trois (3) couturières qui sont en formation chez lui.
Faire beaucoup plus d’épargne selon lui ; est l’une des stratégies pour qu’il puisse accroître son activité, certes les commandes sont multiples mais il s’efforce toujours de respecter les délais avec ses clients pour ne pas les décourager

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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.)

  • $6,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Congo (Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $2,281,600
    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 Ange purchase of sewing supplies, African print cloth and other fabrics, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2010
Jun 5, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010