A loan of $5,325 helped a member to pay for flour, sugar, milk, and oil.


Bana Na Nzambe 1 Group's story

Gio, age 45, is single with a 20 year old daughter who is currently attending a university. Gio is representing the Bana Na Nzambe 1 group. She has a business baking and selling pastries, which she has been operating for 15 years. She has a lot of experience baking and has gained a good reputation in the community for her baked goods. She will use the loan to buy flour, sugar, oil, and milk. Her business strategy is to market her goods by word of mouth. She asks her current customers to spread the word about her baked goods. She caters for weddings and events as well. Gio has received 3 previous loans from Kiva partner HOPE Congo. She has a good repayment record. She wants her business to progress and feels that advancing with HOPE is the best way.

In this group: Gio Sibelles, Edith, Enestine, Jarine, Rosalie, Leontine, Andre, Judith
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