A loan of $1,000 helped to pay for plastic cookware, kitchenware and utensils.


Maryse's story

Maryse, age 28, is married with 2 children. Her children's ages are 6 and 12 years and they both attend school. She has a business selling plastics, including plastic utensils, buckets, and plate ware. Her business strategy is to offer very competitive prices to her customers. She has been able to retain many loyal customers because they know she will give the best price. Maryse will continue to grow her business using the loans, and she hopes to have her own boutique for her business one day.

Maryse has received previous loans from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo. She has a good repayment rate with them. She wishes for her children to be educated and successful in life. The income she is able to provide for her family will allow her to keep her children in school.



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