A loan of $4,075 helped a member to buy cement.

Zola 1 Group's story

Raphael, age 48, owns a cement depot where he sells cement to construction companies and individuals. He has run this business since 2008. As part of his business strategy, he runs a supplementary business selling drinks. If one business is slow, usually the other one carries him through the rough patch.

He has five children between the ages 12 and 29 years old. The four younger children are currently attending school.

Raphael is representing the Zola 1 group and is shown with his hand raised. He has received and repaid one loan from Kiva partner HOPE Congo and has a good repayment record. He will use his loan funds to buy more cement to replenish his stock.

Raphael's goal is to start more businesses in the future and continue to diversify himself.

In this group: Raphael, Pamphile, Germaine, Claude Garcy, Marandre, Wivine, Aymar Davy, Sylvie Nadia

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