A loan of $5,350 helped a member to purchase fresh fish from the river to sell as well as additional pots and pans.


Elohïm (2) Group's story

Marie is a member of the community bank group Elohïm (2) and helps lead a sub-group of four other micro-entrepreneurs in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo. As the mother of five children who also takes care of several grandchildren, Marie has always had her hands full. To help support her family, Marie runs a small business selling a bit of everything: drinks, pots, fish and other foodstuff.

Since joining Elohïm (2) in 2011, Marie has taken out four loans with HOPE Congo and would like to take out a fifth loan, of 800,000 Central African (CFA) franks, to continue to invest in her business. With this loan, Marie will purchase fresh fish from the river to sell as well as additional pots and pans. She cooks some of the fish herself to sell to people on the street, and the rest she sells to small local restaurants.

In the future, Marie dreams of being able to build a home for her family.

In this group: Marie, Félicité, Mathilde, Evéline



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