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This lady is 25 years old and married with two children aged between 18 months and 5 years old. She has sold salted fish since 2007 and this trade enables her to see to her young daughter's education. She trades from 8am until 4pm at the market and has an active and varied customer base, as salted fish is a popular delicacy in the area. This loan will enable her to improve the quality of her business by purchasing two crates of salted fish, 2 crates of tuna and 2 crates of cod. She always picks the best fish for her display.

In order to grow the business she sells her wares at competitive prices to attract customers - she is an astute businesswoman.

She is renowned as a strong woman in her quarter and at the market; she works tirelessly for her children's education and quality of life, and is hoping to send them abroad for some schooling.
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Femme âgée de 25ans, mariée avec deux enfants dont l’âge varie de 18 mois à 5ans. Elle est dans ce commerce de vente des poissons salés depuis l'an 2007 et ce commerce lui permet de s'occuper de la scolarité de sa fillette. Elle est au marché à partir de 8h du matin et quitte vers 16h de l'après midi. Elle a une clientèle très active et variée, car le Poisson salé est apprécié dans sa Zone d'activité.

Ce prêt lui permettra d'améliorer la qualité de son activité en achetant 2 cartons de poissons salés, 2 cartons de poissons thons, 2 cartons morues, elle choisie toujours les meilleurs poissons pour agrandir son étalage.

Pour la croissance de son commerce, elle vend aux prix hors concurrence pour mieux attirer la clientèle, elle est une bonne gestionnaire.

Dans son quartier et au marché, on la qualifie de brave femme, elle se bat pour l’éducation futur de ses enfants en leur offrant des études à l’étranger et s'organiser pour améliorer ses condition de vie.

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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.

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  • $6,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Congo (Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $2,281,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 463.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Bastella to purchase crates of salted fish and crates of tuna.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2011
Aug 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2011