Nyange sells salted and smoked fish in the central market of Kenya in Lubumbashi. She has been in business since 1986, and she has solid experience in this field. Her beginning capital was $100. Currently, through her sales, Nyange makes about $120 per week. She plans to use the next loan to purchase some bags of salted and smoked fish to resell in order to increase her income. She is a trustworthy client of the MFI Hope DRC, having twelve times received and properly repaid loans. She dreams of one day becoming a fish provider in her area. Nyange is 57 years old, married and the mother of two children whose ages are 15 and 41. One of the two attends school.
About HOPE DRCHOPE International has been providing small business loans and savings services to thousands of entrepreneurs in DRC since 2004. HOPE DRC targets small business owners who can use loans to increase their inventories or invest in assets that have the potential to increase their incomes. Funds from Kiva lenders play a major role in expanding access to affordable, flexible capital for micro-entrepreneurs, 80% of whom are women.
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