A loan of $5,650 helped a member to pay for milk, sugar, clothes, toys and sandals.


Femmes Vertueuses 1 Group's story

Sthela, age 39, is married with 4 children, ages 4 to 19 years. All 4 of her children are attending school. She also provides for her niece. She is representing the Femmes Vertueuses 1. Sthela is an ice cream maker in a local market. She makes the ice cream and sells it daily. She has had this business for 3 years. Sthela also has a side business where she sells clothes, sandals and toys. She is selling toys only for the Christmas season. She will use the loan to buy milk and sugar for her ice cream, and clothes, sandals and toys for her other business. Her business strategy is to be friendly and helpful to customers. She also provides chairs for those who buy ice cream from her. Sthela has received 2 previous loans from HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner. She has a good repayment record. She hopes to make a lot of money one day so that she can help her family and friends with their needs.

In this group: Sthela Kevine, Pauline, Marina, Francoise, Hortense, Hardy, Nadege, Angelique
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