A loan of $5,925 helped a member to purchase additional wood and coal to sell and to branch out into drink sales.

Keliam (2) Group's story

Emmanuel is a micro-entrepreneur in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, and the proud owner of a small business selling wood and coal. With six children to support, four of whom are still going through school, Emmanuel has looked to help increase his means of income in recent years. In 2013, Emmanuel discovered and joined HOPE Congo, and is now leading a group of 9 other micro-entrepreneurs within the community bank group KELIAM (2). Emmanuel is currently on his 4th loan cycle with HOPE Congo, and is hoping to take out a loan of 450,000 XAF to help supplement his wood and coal business and to launch a new business activity selling drinks.

In order to gain clients, Emmanuel lowers his prices and rotates his stock. He dreams of one day being a true businessman and opening his own grocery store. In the future, he hopes that his children will finish their education and be able to live well.

In this group: Emmanuel, Rochèle, Angelu Wait, Madeleine, Joline, Colette, Rosine, Anne, Tani, Caprice

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