A loan of $3,725 helped a member to pay for phones cards to sell.


Bolingo 2 (#3) Group's story

Gabin, age 34, is single and has a two-year-old son. He sells phones cards in and around Brazzaville. Phone contracts are rarely used in Congo. Most people buy a phone from a local supplier and buy phones cards to put minutes on their phone. The phone cards are sold by vendors around the city. Gabin has been a phone card vendor for seven years. He will buy more phones cards with the loan. He is very grateful for the loans because they allow him to buy many phone cards at one time which lowers the price per card.

Gabin has received one previous loan from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo. He maintains a good repayment record. Gabin would like to build a large shop to sell his phone cards in. He hopes his son will learn the phone card business and run it someday.

In this group: Gabin Brice, Dzoumba Prisca, Raissa Chabrey, Didier, Ngamissie, Felicien
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