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This borrower is 37 years old, married, and the mother of four children who all attend school. After getting her high school degree, she lacked the financial means to go to college, and became involved in the sale of used shoes and plastic utensils.
She has already benefited from three loan cycles, which has had a very positive impact on her sales. She has successfully repaid her loans and has saved a lot of money. With her profits, she has just opened a shoe store at the very center of the market.
With this new loan, she will increase her stock of second-hand shoes and buy sneakers and sandals for men and children. She will also buy some paint to improve the appearance of her store and therefore her working environment.
She is very motivated when it comes to her retail business and her ambition is to become an important business woman.
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Cliente de 37 anas, mariée et mère de 4 enfants dont tous sont scolarises, a l'obtention de son bac n'ayant pas de moyen pour continuer des etudes universitaires, elle se lance dans la vente de la friperie et des ustensiles en plastique.
Ayant beneficiee deja de 3 cycles de prêts,ses ventes ont énormément évolue, elle a remboursée avec succès et a fait des épargnes considérables et avec ses benefices elle vient d'ouvrir une boutique de chaussures en plein marche.
Avec ce nouveau prêt, elle va renforcer le stock des ballots de friperie comme les baskets , des sandales pour homme et enfants, acheter de la peinture pour repeindre et améliorer ses conditions de vente.
Elle tient a aller jusqu'au bout en ce qui concerne son commerce et elle a pour ambition de devenir une grande femme d'affaire.

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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.

About Congo (Rep.)

  • $6,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Congo (Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $2,281,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 495.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Marie to buy bags of shoes for women and sneakers for men and children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012