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arine is 30 years old. She has been very active working as a hairdresser and beautician since 2004, after leaving her job at the airport where she used to cook meals for national flights.

Her business is know as “IPCA hairstyling,” located on a busy avenue and very popular with young women who let their hair to be styled in fashionable braids. Her guiding principles are professionalism in her work, respect and friendly welcome offered to her clients and the use of high-quality products. From Monday to Saturdays, her sales approximate 15000 West African Franc. During festivities, such as weddings, christenings, end of the year holidays and other religious holidays, her sales go up to 75,000 per day.

A single mother with two children in her care, she works hard to provide them with a good education. With her second loan, she would like to open a beauty salon and become a nationally known beautician.
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Carine a 30 ans est très active en coiffure et esthétique depuis 2004 après sa cessation comme agent à l’aéroport ou elle préparait des plats pour des vols nationaux.

IPCA coiffure est sa référence et set installée sur une avenue très fréquentée par des jeune filles qui se coiffe avec des tissages à la mode.
Son créneaux, faire un travail professionnel, le respect envers ses clientes, l’accueil et l’utilisation des produits de haut de gammes.

Du lundi au samedi, elle a des recettes qui avoisine les 15000f pendant les périodes de cérémonies comme mariages, baptême, fêtes de fin d’année et autres fêtes religieuses les revenus arrivent jusqu’à 75.000f jour.

Mère célibataire et 2 enfants à sa charge, IPCA, se bats pour leur réussite scolaire et veut ouvrir une salle de soin esthétiques avec son second prêt pour être une professionnelle de renommée nationale.

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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
  • 478.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Carine purchasing cosmetics such as hair gel, hair straightener, facial cleansers, manicure and pedicure products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2011
Feb 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011