A loan of $3,300 helped a member to purchase bales of used clothing and toys to resell.

Sikama Group's story

Edwige, age 43, is married with three children, ages 9 to 16. All of her children attend school. She is representing the Sikama group.

Edwige sells used clothing in the market. She has been doing this since 2011. She also has a small secondary business where she sells children's toys. She will use the loan to buy bales of used clothing from her supplier and more children's toys.

Edwige has received three previous loans from HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner. She has a good repayment record. She wants to build a large building and have a large store that sells a variety of items. She hopes her children will pursue their own businesses some day.

In this group: Edwige, Amendine, Simone, Therese, Pierette, Guillaume, Herman
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