A loan of $6,225 helped a member to buy wood, charcoal, salted fish, oil, rice, and flour.


La Bienfaisance 2 Group's story

Berthe, age 48, is a member of La Bienfaisance 2 group. She sells wood, charcoal, salted fish, and other products at her local market. She has been a vendor in the market for 15 years. She has gained a good reputation over the years.

Berthe and her husband have raised three children, now between the ages of 27 and 32. She also cares and provides for two nephews.

She will use the loan funds to buy oil, flour, salted fish, rice, and charcoal. She also plans to travel to Pointe Noire, a city on the coast, to buy merchandise because fish and other products are cheaper there. Her business strategy is to sell popular items that her customers want.

Berthe has received three previous loans from Kiva partner HOPE Congo. She has a good repayment record. She hopes to buy a piece of land for her family and eventually a car.

In this group: Berthe, Nafi Evrarde, Lea, Frida, Yvette, Henriette
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