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Total loan: $1,000
Mef Blandine Group
GOMA, North-Kivu, Congo (DRC) / Clothing
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Mef Blandine Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy and sell women's clothing to support the family.
Mef Blandine Group's story
After becoming a widow some time ago, Blandine received help from her brother-in-law to set up her women's clothing business in order to look after her fatherless children. The business is currently going well and the children are fed and educated. However, the unstable exchange rate, taxes and competition are threatening the business. Blandine hopes that the loan she is granted will enable her to overcome these difficulties. Blandine is the woman dressed in a blue skirt and khaki jacket in the photo.