A loan of $5,950 helped a member purchase supplies such as oil and sugar for her bakery.


La Crainte De Dieu (1) Group's story

Suzanne is one of the members of the group La Crainte de Dieu (1) and is the leader of a group consisting of ten micro-entrepreneurs from Brazzaville, Congo. Suzanne is married with six children, the oldest who is 23 and the youngest who is 8 years old. This is Suzanne's second loan cycle with HOPE Congo and she began with cooking doughnuts but has expanded her activities during the past five years and now she operates a small patisserie. She will use the loan to purchase the necessary material to prepare baked goods for her clients, such as oil, sugar, and wood that she uses to prepare her fire. She has felt the pressure of increased prices on raw materials in the past and this continues to be a difficult obstacle for her to overcome. She knows that continued reinvestment of profits back into her business is the key to being able to continue to grow her activities. In the future, she has hopes to improve the housing situation of her and her family as her patisserie continues to grow.

In this group: Laure Francine, Suzanne Ramonde, Lydie Esther Mireille, Alphonsine, Eliane, Euphrasie Constance, Angélique, Evelyne Bernadette, Martine, Charlotte
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