A loan of $3,425 helped a member to pay for soft drinks to resell.

Philadelphia 3 Group's story

Germain, age 42, is married with two children, ages 3 and 10. They both currently attend school. Germaine is representing the Philadelphia 3 group.

Germain has a small soft drink shop, and has been operating for three years. He will use the loan to buy more drinks to sell. Soft drinks in Congo are still primarily sold in glass bottles; customers bring their empty bottles to a distributor and buy full bottles. Crates of these glass bottles can be very heavy.

His business strategy is to let people keep their empty bottles in the store, instead of having to carry them all back at one time. He also strives to give each customer friendly service.

This is Germain's first loan from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo. HOPE and his group are confident he can repay the loan. Germain hopes his children continue in their studies, and become successful.

In this group: Germain, Jean Claude, Albert , Aime Patrick, Mellis, Tyrell, Vangel
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