A loan of $4,525 helped a member to pay for tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and wood to sell.

Bon Samaritain 2 (2) Group's story

Paulin, age 43, is married with three children, ages eight to ten years old. Two of the children are currently attending school.

Paulin is representing the Bon Samaritain 2 (2) Group. Paulin sells vegetables and firewood at a stand. He has had this business for two years.

He will use the loan to buy tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and wood to sell. His business strategy is to sell in the market during the dry season and from his home in the rainy season. During the rainy season, there is less produce available to sell and the market is often messy because of the mud. The dry season offers more produce to sell and an easier market to do business in.

Paulin has received one loan from HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner. He has a good repayment record. In the future, he wants to start a charcoal-selling business.

In this group: Paulin, Suzanne, Christelle, Marie, Fatou, Angele, Evelyne, Cathia
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