By the end of every day, Souzane would pay back the goods’ cost and keep the little bit of profit as agreed with the owner of the items. Through her determination and hard work, she has been able to save enough money to begin her own business and build a loyal customer base that has began to pre-order utensils.
Souzane joined one of Hope’s groups named "M.", which means thanks in English, last June. With the coming loan she plans to increase her working capital and be able to buy 1 bale of second-hand clothing and kitchen utensils. This bale will enable her to generate additional profits that will allow her business to grow and change. Souzane is 53 years old and the mother of four children and she also takes care of one other child. She lives with her family in the northern suburban area of Kinshasa.
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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