Total loan: $9,850

Dieu Benit 2 (1) Group

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Brazzaville, Brazzaville, Congo (Rep.) / Food

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A loan helped to purchase additional frozen meat and relaunch her fabric business.

Dieu Benit 2 (1) Group's story

Berthe is a married mother of five, and has run her own businesses to support her family for as long as she can remember. With her last two children finishing school, Berthe seeks to expand her business to keep supporting them and eventually have enough savings to achieve her lifelong dream of building her own home. Berthe currently runs a frozen meat business, selling frozen chicken, pork and beef. On the side, she also sells pagne, traditional Congolese fabric. In 2013, in order to grow her business, Berthe joined HOPE Congo and became a member of the community bank group DIEU BENIT 2 (1). Leading a subgroup of 12 other micro-entrepreneurs from Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, Berthe is now on her fourth loan cycle with HOPE Congo. Back when she first started in 2013, Berthe took out a small loan of 250,000 CFA. Now, two years later, Berthe would like to take out a loan of 550,000 CFA. With this money, Berthe will be able to place her next bulk order of pagne to sell individually in Brazzaville, as well as purchase additional frozen meat. Despite the constant challenges of not having a stable source of power, Berthe hopes to purchase a generator in the future. One day she dreams of having her own cold storage room to keep all of her frozen meat in.