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Patricia Henriette
Patricia, age 52, is married with four children. She has one child still in school and the rest are now adults. She also provides for her granddaughter. Patricia sells plastic items such as chairs, buckets, plates, and bookcases in a local market in Brazzaville. She has had this business for the past year and it continues to grow with the help of the loans.

She has received two previous loans from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo, and has repaid them on time and in full. Her business strategy is to display a large variety of items on her tables to attract customers. She finds that more customers visit her booth when she offers a large selection of products but in order to do so she must have the capital. She utilizes the loans to buy merchandise for her business. Patricia hopes to continue to expand her business and to one day send her granddaughter to study abroad. She wishes for her family to live in good conditions and feels the loans are empowering her to reach this dream.

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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
  • 500.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Patricia Henriette to pay for plastic items, such as chairs, buckets, plates, bookcases, and racks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2012
Feb 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012