Total loan: $4,675

Femmes Vertueuses 2 Group

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Brazzaville, Brazzaville, Congo (Rep.) / Food

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A loan helped to purchase fish in bulk for her fish stand.

Femmes Vertueuses 2 Group's story

Hortense is one of the members of the group Femmes Vertueuses 2 and is the leader of a group consisting of three other micro-entrepreneurs from Brazzaville, Congo. Hortense is not married and this is her fifth loan cycle with HOPE Congo. Hortense sells salted fish and other products to her customers and will use the loan to purchase fish in bulk as well as fabric which her clients can buy to make dresses. Like many merchants, she and her business were hit hard by the economic crisis, but she has overcome those difficulties by diversifying some of her activities. In the future, Hortense has plans to become a wholesaler of fish instead of a vendor. She hopes to one day purchase a parcel of land to build a home for her and her family.