A loan of $1,025 helped to pay for bags, bras, and nail polish to sell in her shop.


Souza's story

Souza, age 40, is married with 2 children who both attend school. She also cares and provides for 3 other family members who cannot support themselves. She has a shop in a local market where she sells bags and other women's items. She will use the loan to buy bags, purses, bras, and nail polish.

Souza has had this business for 25 years! She has been able to acquire many loyal customers and knows many people in the community.

Souza has received 3 previous loans from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo. She has a very good repayment record. She hopes to one day build a free-standing boutique for her business. As her business continues to grow, Souza wants to help her children complete their education and hopefully study abroad.



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