Pauline Tshibola is well on her way to creating a trading empire. Based in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the wife and mother of eight is the owner of two successful clothing stores in Kinshasa’s central market.
She had already started selling women’s clothing when she heard about FINCA in 2017. Three loan periods later, she has expanded into the baby clothing market. She has four employees and has an average turnover of $400 a day.
With the help of her FINCA loan officer, she received advice on business expansion and strategies. During the COVID lockdown, she obtained a flexible finance plan to overcome any payment challenges.
I thank FINCA for the grace period granted on my credit as it helped me breathe a bit during the time of lockdown as I was only paying the interest without the principal.
Pauline dreams of being one of the biggest traders in DRC as she looks to include food products in her offerings. She firmly believes that she will get there. We do, too.
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