A loan of $3,300 helped a member to pay for a bale of used clothes.

Le Chandelier 2 Group's story

Francoise, age 43, is married with four children, ages 10 to 23 years old. She has three children currently attending school. She is representing the Le Chandelier 2 group.

Francoise sells used clothing in a local market and has had this business for 18 years. She has gained many loyal customers over the years. She will use the loan to buy a large bale of used clothing. In Congo, suppliers sell used clothing in large bales, which the vendors then separate out to sell. Her business strategy is to give a small gift (i.e., an extra piece of clothing) to returning customers.

Francoise has received one previous loan from HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner. She has a good repayment record. She would like for all of her children to be able to study in France. She has one son now who is studying at a university in France.

In this group: Francoise, Juliana, Noelle, Fortune, Irene, Patchelie, Yolande

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