A loan of $3,750 helped a member to purchase a second-hand freezer and to diversify her business by starting to sell jewelry.

Aleteia Group's story

Rosalie has been in business since 2003. She used to be a teacher. After she had kidney surgery in 2001, she decided to change her career. She then began selling soft drinks. She started with a very small and limited business -- two crates of soft drinks. But with her courage and determination, and the profit generated by her business, Rosalie worked harder and managed her business more efficiently to increase her stock. Rosalie has been a faithful client of HOPE (Kiva's Field Partner) since August 2007. She has paid back regularly and completely since receiving her first loan. With her next loan, Rosalie is planning to purchase a freezer and to diversify her business by selling jewelry. Rosalie is 49 years old. She is divorced and the mother of four children. In addition to providing for her children, she also takes care of her niece. Rosalie likes her business, and she spends most of her time talking to her different clients.

In this group: Rosalie, Vero, Georgette, Annie, Petronie, Vicki, Colestique, Franciscka, Cecile, Cele, Claire, Kiwakana, Louis, Jean, Tulomba*, Jean, Modestie, Nzenza*, Valmy, Frederic, Kiazayako, Novieli, Adele, Gabriel, Angel, Annie, Mireille
*not pictured

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