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This lady is a merchant. She is 47 years old and has been selling second hand clothing for over thirty years. She is married and the mother of four children whose ages range from 14 to 24. After her studies, she started selling unused towels, bed sheets and robes.

She used her first loan to strengthen her activity by buying bundles of unused sheets, towels and robes from the large stores of the area. Her revenue increased from 25,000 to 125,000 francs per day. She fully repaid the loan and earned substantial profits.

With the second loan, she wants to strengthen and expand her activity with similar purchases. She will buy bundles of unused towels, sheets and robes to meet customer demand.

A very dynamic person, she is highly focused on her objectives. She hopes that this second loan will help boost her savings and increase her profits so that she can achieve her goal of becoming a wholesaler and opening a second hand clothing store. She is proud to be able to provide for her family’s well-being.

Femme commerçante de 47 ans, vendeuse de friperie depuis plus de 30 ans, mariée et mère de 4 enfants dont l'age varie entre 14 et 24 ans. A l'arrêt de ses études ,Elle se lance dans la vente des serviettes,draps, peignoirs non utilises.
A l'octroi de son premier prêt, elle renforce son activité en achetant des ballots de draps, serviettes, peignoirs non portes, dans les grands magasins de la place.Ses recettes ont augmentes de 25.000frs a 125.000 fr par jour, elle a rembourse avec succès et a fait des bénéfices considérables.
Avec le second prêt , elle tient a renforcer et élargir son activité en refaisant les mêmes achats, acheter des ballots de serviettes, séries de draps non utilises, des peignoirs non utilises pour satisfaire sa clientèle.
Tres dynamique , elle tient très ferme dans ses ambitions , elle pense pour ce deuxième prêt, épargner plus qu'avant, faire des grandes bénéfices pour pouvoir atteindre ses objectifs, devenir une grossiste et ouvrir une boutique de habits de second main .Avec fierté , elle contribue a l'épanouissement de sa famille.

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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
  • 491.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Adrienne purchase bundles of unused towels, robes, and bed sheets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2010
Dec 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011