A loan of $5,225 helped a member to purchase new clothing stock for her store.


Evolution 2.3 Group's story

Claire is the leader of the group Evolution 2.3, which consists of four micro-entrepreneurs from Brazzaville, Congo. She is married with four children who are currently in school. This is Claire's third loan cycle with HOPE Congo and she is going to use her portion of the loan to purchase additional stock of used clothing for her store, which she has been operating for the last 21 years. Claire has noticed that prices in the market have been increasing and that towards the end of each month her sales typically drop due to lower demand. In the future, Claire hopes to overcome these challenges by adding additional locations and to be able to travel to have more direct contact with her suppliers. She is known in her community for being warm and welcoming and dreams one day of improving the housing conditions for her family and sending her children overseas to study at university.

In this group: Claire, Elise, Marguerite, Gireldie



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