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Marie Irene Ida
This is a 49-year-old woman who is married and the mother of five children, aged 10 to 22 years. Having dropped out of school early due to a lack of financial support, she got started in commerce selling plastic ware, sandals, candy, and cookies in 1990 in order to alleviate the financial crisis and to support her family. Her daily income varies from 20,000 to 25,000 francs. As the treasurer of her group, she has conducted her group well and has proven herself by repaying the previous loan.

With this third loan, she intends to bolster her business by buying some plastic ware, such as baskets, cups, basins, bowls, and buckets, and some sweets (candies, Kwik cookies, telephone cookies, chocolate cookies), sandals (slip, soutien), and many other items.

Her strategy is to fix up her display in order to attract more customers, accommodate them, and save money from day to day.

Her vision is to have a big store in the future and to acquire a plot of land, and to put her children in a good environment. She is a good example for the women in her district.
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Femme de 49ans, mariée et mère de 5 enfants dont l'âge varient entre 22 à 10 ans. Ayant quitté sa scolarité tôt par manque de soutien financier elle s'est lancé dans le commerce de vente des ustensiles de plastiques, des sandales, des bombons, biscuits en 1990 afin de palier à la crise financière et subvenir aux besoins de sa famille.son revenu journalier varie de 20000frs à 25000frs. Étant trésorière de son groupe elle à bien conduit son groupe et à fait preuve d’un bon remboursement du prêt précédent.

Avec ce troisième prêt elle compte renforce son activité en achetant des plastiques tel que des paniers, des cuvettes, des bassines, des bols, des sceaux, des sucreries (bombons, biscuits kwik, biscuit téléphone, biscuit chocolat), des sandales (slip, soutien) et bien d'autres choses.

Sa stratégie est de bien ranger son étalage afin de mieux attirer ses clients, le bon accueil, et épargner du jour au jour.

Elle a pour vision d'avoir une grande boutique dans le futur, s'acquérir un terrain et mettre ses enfants dans des bonnes conditions. Elle est un bon exemple des femmes de son quartier.

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Important Information

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
  • 452.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Marie Irene Ida to buy plastic ware, such as baskets, cups, and basins.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011