A loan of $2,125 helped a member to pay for phone cards..


Eternel 3 Group's story

Gratien, age 21, is single and has no children. He is representing the Eternel 3 group. He sells phone cards from Congolese cell phone companies. He has been operating this business for 2 years. The common cell phone in the Congo does not run on a plan or contract. People must buy phone cards with "credit" that gives the phone minutes of call time. He plans to use the loan to buy more cards with phone credit from the Congolese cell phone companies. His business strategy is to stay in a certain place all the time so his customers can easily find him. This is Gratien's first loan from HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner. His group and HOPE are confident that he will repay the loan.

In this group: Gratien Jaures, Armel Taidy, Flore Valerie, Claudia Nadege, Joal Rodiana
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