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Total loan: $4,275
Salem (1) Group
Brazzaville, Brazzaville, Congo (Rep.) / Clothing
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A loan helped to purchase additional merchandise for her market stall, such sandals and bundles of used clothing.
Salem (1) Group's story
At 24 years old, Getha has plans far beyond her years. After finishing her studies two years ago, Getha was unable to find work in the public sector and so created her own small business selling everything from used clothing to sandals, rice and beans. The middle of the month has always been the most difficult time for her business, when stock begins to run out. Recently Getha heard about HOPE Congo, and joined the community bank group SALEM (1). As the leader of a subgroup of nine other micro-entrepreneurs who live and work in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, Getha would like to take out a small loan of 150,000 CFA. With this additional money, Getha will be able to purchase additional merchandise for her market stall, such sandals and bundles of used clothing. Business-savvy, Getha branched out from just used clothing to some food items as well to help her maintain an income in the slow times. In the future, she hopes to become a high school teacher and use her degree. She plans to keep running a small business on the side, and hiring someone to work for her while she teaches. For her three-year-old son, Getha dreams of being able to send him to study in other countries so that he may one day come back to Brazzaville and work as a magistrate.