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Gertrude Mathilde
A 40-year old merchant, married and the mother of four, between 5 and 20 years of age. Not having been able to find a job after finishing secondary school, she opened a grocery store, in which she sells canned food, milk powder and condensed milk, sardines, yoghurt, etc. Her usual sales range from 25,000 and 80,000 West African Francs per day. She repaid her [previous] loan without issues and was able to do save a good sum of money. With this second loan, she would like to strengthen her business and expand her stock. Very pragmatic, she would like to be a true businesswoman and open a second store shortly afterwards.
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Commerçante de 40 ans, mariée et mère de 4 enfants dont l'age varie entre 5 a 20 ans. A l'arrêt de ses études secondaires, n'ayant pas trouve un poste de travail, elle ouvre une boutique d'alimentation , ou l'on trouve les produits,des conserves, du lait en poudre et concentre, des sardines,du yaourt...
Elle a des ventes régulières de 25000f a 80000frs par jour, elle a rembourse son prêt sans trop de difficulté et a fait des epargnes considerables.
Au deuxieme pret , elle tient a renforcer son commerce et elargir le stand de son alimentation.
Tres pragmatique, elle veut etre une femme d'affaire et ouvrir une autre boutique dans peu de temps.

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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.

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  • $6,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Congo (Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $2,281,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Gertrude Mathilde purchasing canned products, corned beef, sardines, milk powder, condened milk, etc,.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2010
Dec 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011