A loan of $4,150 helped a member to buy more large plastic travel bags to sell.


Volonte Divine 3 (1) Group's story

Patrick represents the Volonte Divine 3 (1) group. He is forty, married and has two children aged three and sixteen years old. The older child is currently attending school.

For the last eleven years Patrick has sold large plastic travel bags. His business strategy is to barter with customers to get the best price. He sells the bags one at a time or in bulk, so the price differs according to how many the customer buys.

Patrick has received four previous loans through HOPE Congo, Kiva's partner, and has a good repayment record. He is now applying for a 2,100,000 XAF loan for his group. He will use his fourth of the loan to buy more bags to sell.

Patrick would like to open a big store one day. He hopes his children will finish their education and be able to travel to other countries.

In this group: Patrick, Narcisse, Rolande, Adolphine
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