Volonte Divine 3 (1) Group
For the last eleven years Patrick has sold large plastic travel bags. His business strategy is to barter with customers to get the best price. He sells the bags one at a time or in bulk, so the price differs according to how many the customer buys.
Patrick has received four previous loans through HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner, and has a good repayment record. He is now applying for a 2,100,000 XAF loan for his group. He will use his fourth of the loan to buy more bags to sell.
Patrick would like to open a big store one day. He hopes his children will finish their education and be able to travel to other countries.
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.
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