A loan of $6,025 helped a member to purchase additional cassava root.

Main De Dieu (1) Group's story

Augustine is a mother of eight children, five of whom she is still putting through school. To help take care of her family, Augustine makes and sells manioc, a traditional Congolese food made from cassava root and eaten with most meals.

An extremely labour-intensive but profitable business, Augustine hopes to continue her manioc-making trade in the future. To continue to do so, she would like to take out a loan for 300,000 Congolese francs from HOPE Congo to purchase additional cassava root.

Augustine joined HOPE Congo earlier this year and is a member of the community bank group MAIN DE DIEU (1). She leads a subgroup of 10 other micro-entrepreneurs in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo.

In the future, Augustine hopes to be able to build her own home on a piece of land that she owns, saving up little by little from her business profits. She also dreams for her children, praying that they will all be able to finish school well.

In this group: Augustine, Louise, Gladys, Angélique, Sylvie, Mélanie, Mireille, Carine, Antoinette, Vanney, Hortense

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