A loan of $2,925 helped a member to pay for bales of used clothing.

Dieu Pourvoira 3 Group's story

Leontine, age 31, is married with a 14-year-old daughter who is currently attending school. Leontine is part of the Dieu Pourvoira 3 group. She sells used clothing in a local market. She has had this business for over 10 years! She has gained a valuable reputation in the market over the years.

Leontine will use the loan to buy large bales of used clothing from her supplier. In Congo, used clothing is sold to local vendors in large bales and then separated out to be sold individually. Her business strategy is to offer her customers a personal service of picking out clothes she knows they want. She sets them aside and sells them to the specific person.

This is Leontine's first loan from HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner. HOPE and her group are confident she will repay the loan. She would like to create another activity in the future. She hopes her daughter will continue her studies and attend a university one day.

In this group: Leontine, Josephine, Laude Myjoux, Nisla, Helena, Louise

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