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Flore, who is 40 years old, is married with three children. All of her children are in school. She has a stand in a local market where she sells shoes, sandals, and children's dresses. She has had this business for six years. She will use the loan to buy more shoes, sandals, and dresses to sell in her stand.

Her business strategy is to provide excellent customer service by being friendly and welcoming to the customers. The increasing price of shoes and sandals from her supplier has been difficult. She is thankful to have the loan to be able to have more negotiating power.

Flore has received three loans from Kiva's partner HOPE Congo. She has a very good repayment record. She wants to one day become a shoe and sandal wholesaler herself. Flore hopes to buy land and build a home for her family.

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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.)

  • $2,250
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Congo (Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $2,281,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 492.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Flore to buy shoes, sandals, and children's dresses to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2012
Apr 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012