A loan of $5,375 helped a member to buy fish in bulk.


Eben Ezer (#3) Group's story

Merline, age 37, is single with one 14 year old daughter. She also takes care of her elderly father. Merline is representing the Eben Ezer (#3) group. She sells fish at a local market in Brazzaville and has been selling fish for 9 years! Over the years, she has acquired many customers and much experience. Merline will use the loan to buy fish in bulk, which gives her a cheaper price per fish and greater bargaining power with her supplier. Her business strategy is to offer a large variety of fish to attract more customers. Merline has received 4 previous loans with Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo. She has a good repayment record. She wants to continue to grow her fish sales and become a large business. She plans to use the profits from her business to send her daughter overseas to study.

In this group: Merline Melanie, Chantale, Augustine, Antoinette, Lelo Betille



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