A loan of $1,025 helped to pay for cloth and material for dressmaking.

Brigitte's story

Brigitte, age 49, is a single mother with two school age children. She also cares and provides for her elderly mother.
She sells cloth and material for men's and women's clothes in a local market in Brazzaville. She has had this business for five years and has gained a loyal customer base.
Brigitte believes good customer service is most important to her business' success. She strives to offer her clients the best products and service. Her major difficulty is the lack of consistent business sales. Some weeks she does very well and then other weeks she doesn't sell enough.

Brigitte has successfully taken two loans from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo, and has repaid in full and on time. She is anxious to take her third loan because the loan allows her to buy a large variety of cloth. She hopes to eventually become a supplier and travel abroad to buy cloth and material. As her business continues to grow with the help of the loans, she hopes to be able to build a house and improve the living conditions of her family.

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