A loan of $5,550 helped a member to pay for sacks of beans and rice, fish, chicken, tomatoes, foufou, and charcoal.


Le Progres 1 Group's story

Genevieve, age 50, is a single mother. She has four children, ages 22 to 32 years old. She has 2 children currently attending school. She also provides and cares for two grandchildren and one nephew. Genevieve operates a restaurant and a small butcher shop. She has been doing this for 20 years! She has made a presence in her neighborhood over the years and gained loyal customers. She will use the loan to buy sacks of beans and rice, fish, chicken, tomatoes, foufou, and charcoal. Her business strategy is to put the customers first offering friendly customer service. Genevieve has received five previous loans from HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner. She has a good repayment record. She wants to continue to improve her business and use her profits to improve her family's living conditions.

In this group: Genevieve, Maria Olga, Maixente, Alphonsine , Antoinette
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