A loan of $7,000 helped a member to purchase flour, milk, and sugar for her pastry-making business.

Peniel (2) Group's story

Virginie is a single mother who has her own pastry-making business. She makes French treats, such as madeleines, cakes and brioches, and also sells homemade juices. As part of the community bank group PENIEL (2), Virginie wants to take a loan of 250,000 CFAs ($500) to purchase additional ingredients with which to make pastries, such as milk, sugar and flour.

Leading a sub-group of 11 other micro-entrepreneurs in Brazzaville, Congo, Virginie is currently on her second loan cycle with HOPE Congo. She hopes to start traveling in the future to other countries like Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal, to purchase goods there and then sell them in Brazzaville. Virginie also has big dreams for her 17-year-old son and wants to help him finish is BAC and then continue his studies abroad.

In this group: Virginie Clarisse, Enelie Flore, Estelle Josiane, Joachim, Joseph Jemelin, Lovely Perseverance, Nicolas, Faustine, Célestin, Nephtalie, Guillaume*, Angélique Marquise
*not pictured

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