A loan of $4,725 helped a member to pay for bales of used clothing.

Voie Du Salut 1 Group's story

Lydia, age 42, is married with 5 children, ages 2 to 25 years old. She has 4 children currently attending school. She cares for her father as well. Lydia is representing the Voie du Salut 1 group. She sells used clothing at a stand in a local market. She has been selling used clothing for 18 years! She will use the loan to buy a large bale of used clothing. In Congo, suppliers sell used clothing in large bales. The vendors buy these bales to separate and sell the pieces individually. Her business strategy is to ask her customers what they want or are currently needing and to try to find those items.
Lydia has received 3 previous loans from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo. She has a good repayment record. In the future she would like to start another business selling fish.

In this group: Lydia Rolande, Colette, Blandine Mamie, Lie Mesmin, Wilfrid Bertrand
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