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Maryse, age 28, is married with 2 children. Her children's ages are 6 and 12 years and they both attend school. She has a business selling plastics, including plastic utensils, buckets, and plate ware. Her business strategy is to offer very competitive prices to her customers. She has been able to retain many loyal customers because they know she will give the best price. Maryse will continue to grow her business using the loans, and she hopes to have her own boutique for her business one day.

Maryse has received previous loans from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo. She has a good repayment rate with them. She wishes for her children to be educated and successful in life. The income she is able to provide for her family will allow her to keep her children in school.

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