A loan of $3,550 helped a member to pay for basket weaving materials, including strips of wood, sticks, and straw..


Sycomore 2 Group's story

Bertrand, age 40, is married and has four children, three of which are still in school. He also cares for his father. He is representing the Sycomore 2 group. Bertrand is a basket weaver and has been selling his work for eight years. He weaves straw and thin pieces of wood to make baskets, stools, chairs, and bags. He will use the loan to buy basket weaving materials, including straw, thin pieces of wood, and other kinds of wood. Bertrand has received two previous loans with Kiva’s partner, HOPE Congo. He has a good repayment record. His hope is to use some of his profits to assist his children in their education.

In this group: Bertrand, Derlich, Jean, Miguelle , Souzi Anasi, Marve Marie
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