A loan of $6,600 helped a member to purchase additional flour and sugar for her cakes and expand to purchasing fish.


Salomon (2) Group's story

Augustine is the mother of five children and runs a small diverse merchandise business out of her home. Always thinking of more activities to help support her family, Augustine sells a bit of everything: gasoline, manioc (cassava), fruit and fish and she even makes small cakes, called brioches, to sell. As a member of the community bank group Salomon (2), Augustine helps lead a subgroup of eleven other micro-entrepreneurs in Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo.

Now on her fifth loan cycle with HOPE Congo, Augustine wants to take out a loan of 250,000 Central African CFA franks to purchase additional flour and sugar for her cakes and expand to purchasing fish from Point Noir, a coastal city in the Republic of Congo. Augustine dreams of purchasing her own piece of land, where she could build a home for her family in the future.

In this group: Augustine, Gisèle, Ignace, Martine, Junette , Rachel, Natacha , Claudia , Olga, Anasthasie, Lucie , Marceline
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