A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy more second-hand sandals and bags to resell.


Bethleem (1) Group's story

Marie is one of the members of the group, Bethleem (1). The group is comprised of five micro-entrepreneurs from Brazzaville, Congo. Marie is married and has five children, whose ages range from 3 months to 12 years. Marie is very excited to be receiving her fifth loan from HOPE Congo, after having successfully paid off her previous loans. She has had her business for around ten years. Her business consists of selling second-hand shoes, sandals, handbags, large sacks, and other, miscellaneous pieces of clothing.

With this next loan, Marie will be able to buy more sandals and bags, to further grow her inventory. By buying in bulk, she will be able to reduce the prices she pays, giving her a competitive advantage in her bustling market.

Marie has big dreams for the future of her family. She hopes that, one day, she will be able to buy a plot of land of her own, for her family and children. She thanks you all for your support!

In this group: Marie, Gisele, Parfaite, Joseph, Jeanne
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