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This client is a young 39-year-old woman. She is a single mother with 4 children aged between 10 and 26 who became a market trader of salted fish when her high school studies ended.
Thanks to the experience gained during her 3 previous loans, she has learned how to manage her savings. Her daily revenues are between 50,000 and 100,000XAF.
She is now in her 4th loan cycle and will benefit from a larger loan that will enable her to buy 10 boxes of imported salted fish (tuna, cod, sole, shark and crab) and 5 boxes of sea bass from the coastal town of Pointe Noire so that she can dry fish at home.
An enterprising, cheerful and welcoming individual, she has only one ambition: to have a stall where she can sell salted fish wholesale.
She is a responsible mother who is very well-known among her customers at the market.
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Jeune femme de 39ans d’âge, célibataire et mère de 4 enfants dont l’âge varie entre 10 et 26 ans est devenue vendeuse de poison salé au marché a l’arrêt de ses études secondaires.
Son expérience pour les 3 crédits passés lui a permis de prendre conscience de ce qui concerne les épargnes, elle a des recettes de 50.000 a 100.000F par jour.
Elle rentre dans le cycle 4 et va bénéficié d’un prêt plus important, pour cela elle va acheter 10 cartons de poisson salé importé (thon, morue, soles, requin, cancre) et 5 cartons de poisson de mer bars a Pointe Noire qu'elle va pour séché le poisson sur place.
Entreprenante, souriante et accueillante, elle a une seule ambition, celle d’avoir une baraque de vente de poisson salé en gros.
C’est une mère responsable et très célèbre auprès de ses clients au marche

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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
  • 455.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Germaine to buy boxes of salted fish: Tuna, sole, cod, shark and crab.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2011
Sep 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012