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This customer has outstanding business strategies. He has repaid his loan very efficiently, putting away considerable savings. Having only minimal starting capital, after his second loan of 350,000 West African francs he was able to further expand his store and increase his merchandise stock purchasing boxes of tomatoes, canned food, milk, bags of sugar…and other products needed by his customers.

The impact of his business is considerable, and his family’s social conditions have visibly improved thanks to it. As concerns his two children, for this school year he has been able to enroll them in a good private school; as to his wife, she has been able to take sewing courses. Very pragmatic, he is set to achieve his goals with HOPE, and one day he would like to become a well-known businessman.
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Client tres remarquable par ses strategies de travail, il a ete tres efficace dans le remboursement du premier pret et a realise des epargnes considerables.
Ayant au depart un fond de commerce tres minime, avec le second pret de 350.000 frs CFA , il a encore elargi sa boutique et a renforce le stock des marchandises en achetant des cartons de tomates, conserves, lait , des sacs de sucre... et tout produit necessaire pour ses clients.

L'impact est tres considerable et le changement est visible dans sa vie de famille et sociale.
Pour ce qui est de ses deux enfants, pour cette annee scolaire, ils ont ete place dans une bonne ecole privee et pour sa femme, les cours pour l'apprentissage de la couture ont ete realise.

Tres pragmatique, il tient a aller au bout de ses ambitions avec HOPE, pour atteindre son objectif celui d'etre un homme d'affaire celebre un jour

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Important Information

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
  • 475.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Benijean purchasing boxes of canned food and strengthening his business in general.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011