A loan of $6,200 helped a member to purchase additional bread, milk, hair extensions, notebooks, pens and phone credit cards to sell.


Montagne De Sion (1) Group's story

Désiré runs a small diverse grocery stand in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo and is the president of the community bank group MONTAGNE DE SION (1). Now on his sixth loan cycle with HOPE Congo, Désiré would like to take out a small loan of 300,000 CFA in order to continue to grow his business. With this money, Désiré will be able to purchase additional bread, milk, hair extensions, notebooks, pens and phone credit cards to sell.

Leading a subgroup of 12 other micro-entrepreneurs in MONTAGNE DE SION (1), Désiré has overcome quite a few difficulties to continue his market stand. One of the most disastrous was when his business partner stole part of his profits and ran off with it. Since then, Désiré has been working hard to grow his business again, and hopes that once he is able to stabilize his income, he can change his business to selling phone credits in bulk. Having realized that buying phone credit is one of the main daily activities of Brazzaville’s population, Désiré hopes to use his business savvy to grow his profits and dreams of one day being able to travel to Ghana or the United States.

In this group: Désiré , Romaric , Sylvie , Myrianne, Sorneille , Charmie , Zelda , Dhorote, Grâce, Marthe, Nadège, Flavie, Gaston



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