A loan of $1,000 helped to pay for a new knitting machine.

Lysiane's story

Lysiane, age 37, is married with 12 year old twins. She also provides for her nephew because his mother cannot support him.

She has been selling clothes in a local market for 17 years. She also makes baby clothes to sell. She wants to use the loan to buy a knitting machine to help her make baby clothes. Lysiane is a very hard worker and has 17 years experience with her business. She has a large customer base that she has gained over the years.

Lysiane has received 3 previous loans from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo. She has a great repayment record with them. She wants to continue to grow her business and one day build a boutique to house her business. She is happy to receive these loans and wants to use the profits from her business to help her children succeed.

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