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This woman is 51 years old, married, and has four children who are between the ages 13 and 27, and also has one additional person in her care. With her CEP (local community fund), she became a retailer of fufu (a staple food eaten in West and Central Africa) in 1997 with 150,000 FCFA worth of capital.

The market where she runs her business is among the largest and most-visited in the capital. Her sales vary from 10,000F to 20,000F per day.

With the current (her second) loan, she would like to buy 6 bags of fufu.

As a good mother, she takes special care of her children, including helping those who are already independent with their businesses, and providing for the education of the younger ones.
Marié, 51ans d’âge, maman de 4 enfants dont l’âge varie entre 13ans et 27ans, et ayant une personne à charge qui avec son CEP est devenue vendeuse de foufou en 1997 avec un capital de 150.000 frs CFA.

Le marche qui est son le lieu d’activité est parmi le plus grand et le plus fréquenter de la ventes varies entre 10000f et 20000f par jour.

Avec le second prêt actuel, elle veut acheter 6 sacs de foufou.

Comme une bonne maman, elle a un souci particulier pour ses enfants celui de les aider dans leurs entreprises pour ceux qui sont déjà indépendant et soutenir les plus jeune dans leurs cursus scolaire.

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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
  • 457.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Marceline to buy bags of fufu (a staple West and Central African food).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011