A loan of $6,225 helped a member to pay for foufou, bread, and canned goods.


Dieu Merci 1 Group's story

Virginie is 45 and single with two children, ages 18 and 19 years old. Both of her children are currently attending school. For the past 10 years, Virginie has sold a variety of food products at a stand at the local market. Her business strategy is to offer friendly customer service and give a small "cadeau," or gift, to returning customers. Virginie has successfully repaid five previous loans from the Kiva partner HOPE Congo. Virginie is requesting a loan as a representative of the Dieu Merci 1 group. She will use her portion of the loan to buy foufou, bread, and canned goods to sell. Foufou is a white cornmeal-like food that is a staple in this region of the world. Virginie would like to continue to expand and open a second business in the future.

In this group: Virginie , Therese, Eugenie Adeline, Gislaine Laure, Eulalie
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