A loan of $3,725 helped a member to buy more stock for his shop.

Bolingo 2 (#4) Group's story

Jean Pierre, 43, is single and has four children. The youngest is nine years old and the oldest is eighteen. All four are currently attending school.

Jean Pierre owns a grocery shop in a local market in Brazzaville which he has operated for the past five years. Food prices have been slowly rising in Brazzaville, which has been difficult for Jean Pierre. He is grateful for the loans that allow him to buy more at one time, thus lowering the cost per product. His strategy is to keep a large variety of goods in his store to attract customers.

Jean Pierre has received two previous loans from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo and has a very good repayment record. He will use his portion of the loan to buy salt, cookies, milk, pasta and tomatoes to sell in his shop.

Jean Pierre hopes to continue to grow his business and carry a greater variety of merchandise. He would like to build a home for his family one day.

In this group: Jean Pierre, Nsimba Maixent, Mantsimou Emilienne, Pascaline, Alphonsine

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