A loan of $7,950 helped a member this borrower will use this loan to purchase foufou for resale in the market.


Christ Vivant 2.2 Group's story

Philemon is one of the members of the group Christ Vivant 2.2. He is the leader of a group consisting of five other micro-entrepreneurs from Brazzaville, Congo. Philemon purchases large sacks of foufou from a distributor in order to resell them in smaller quantities to his clients. Philemon has been with HOPE Congo for five loan cycles having started in 2010 and has eight children of his own! Philemon is often challenged with the poor quality of products that he purchases but is able to overcome poor quality by also offering a competitive price for his goods to his customers. One day Philemon has ambitions to transition from a seller to a producer by cultivating a field to grow manioc (cassava) and to allow him to make better quality foufou in the future. He also dreams one day that his children will want to work with him and pass this activity down to the next generation.

In this group: Philémon, Marie, Edith, Sandrine, Mireille, Eric



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