Les Enfants Unis 2 (#2) Group
He has operated this business for one and a half years. He purposely located himself in a specific community where there was not a butcher shop. He feels this has been an important factor in his business' success.
Silvere will buy a refrigerator and a small generator. The electricity in Brazzaville is unreliable and, if it is off for too long, his meat will spoil. The generator will allow him to keep his freezers and refrigerator running even if the electricity goes out.
Silvere has received three previous loans from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo. He has a very good repayment record. As he continues to grow, he wants eventually to transport live fish to Brazzaville from the coast. This will allow him to stock a greater variety of fish as well as offer very fresh fish to his customers. He hopes that his two boys will be successful and wants to be able to provide them with a good education.
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About HOPE Congo S.A.: HOPE Congo S.A. is a start-up microfinance institution located in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. As of 2009, the Republic of the Congo was the 136th-ranked country in the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index. The average life expectancy is in the low 50s and food insecurity poses a constant threat to ordinary people’s well-being. Through the creation of community banks, HOPE Congo provides credit, savings, and training for entrepreneurs in Brazzaville. With their services, they aim to nourish a culture of saving and an independent community of responsible and self-sustaining entrepreneurs.
Please note that this Field Partner does not meet all of the minimum criteria for partnership with Kiva. HOPE Congo is a start-up MFI that is being fully backed by the HOPE International with an institutional guarantee. Because Kiva lenders are fully protected against institutional failure by the guarantee agreement, Kiva felt it was appropriate to override our minimum criteria in order to access this new market.
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