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A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase men's and women's clothing for resale.


Therese's story

Therese, a 50-year-old single mother with four children, three of whom attend school, has operated a business selling men's and women's clothing in Brazzaville for 12 years. Therese, who is patient with her customers and always willing to assist them, has found that good customer service is the key to her business success. Her major difficulty is the fluctuating buying power of her customers, so some months she sells many things and other months she sells very little.



Therese, who has received and repaid three previous loans from HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner, is requesting a new one to buy more men's and women's clothing from a supplier. As her business continues to grow, she hopes to one day build a house for her family.



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