A loan of $4,275 helped a member to buy prepaid phone cards from a variety of networks in Brazzaville.

La Richesse (2.1) Group's story

Gildas is a member and leader of the group La Richesse (2.1), which consists of seven micro-entrepreneurs from Brazzaville, Congo. He is married with one child who is 5 years old and is attending primary school. This is his third loan cycle with HOPE Congo, and he is going to use his portion of the loan to purchase prepaid phone cards from a wide variety of networks in Brazzaville, including MTN, Airtel, Warid, and Azur. He has been working in prepaid card sales since 2007 and has learned that he must help his customers use the cards properly to reload their phones and recharge their credit. Customers must pay close attention to entering the recharge codes, or they may become frustrated with his product.

In the future, Gildas hopes to move from just selling cards without a fixed location to having a small boutique for more stability in his work. With his increased income, he also hopes to build and make improvements to his housing situation for his young family.

In this group: Edwige, Amelie Lydie Blanche, Marie Jeanne, Corine Eléonore, Geogine, Gildas, Georbercia Ryse Gilière

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