A loan of $5,275 helped a member to buy a variety of beverages to offer for sale.

Rapha (1) Group's story

This group of borrowers is called Rapha 1 and consists of 11 micro-entrepreneurs from Brazzaville, Congo.

Roll (pictured with his hand raised) is one of the members of this group. He earns an income through selling different kinds of beverages and has operated his business for about four years. He tells us that his biggest challenge is dealing with the heavy rains during the rainy season, as this discourages customers from coming to his store. He and his wife have a nine-month-old baby.

Roll is very excited to be receiving his sixth loan from HOPE Congo after having successfully paid off his previous loans. With this next loan, he will be able to buy more of each of the beverages that he sells so that he can further grow his inventory. By buying in bulk, he can get his merchandise at a discounted price from his supplier and increase his profit margins. He says that one of the keys to his success so far has been his practice of selling on credit, which has created great customer loyalty.

Roll hopes to continue to grow and diversify his store in the future. With his future profits, he dreams of opening a restaurant someday or even owning a taxi.

He thanks you all for your support!

In this group: Roll, Joseph, Lovina, Merija, Gladys, Dalia, Leticia, Carine, Sosthène, Sylvie, Bibiche

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