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Total loan: $5,300
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Matondo (2) Group


A loan of $5,300 helped a member to invest in her drink business and purchase additional juices and sodas to sell.


Matondo (2) Group's story

Marina is a micro-entrepreneur in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo. For the last seven years, Marina has worked hard to support herself, her husband, and her four nieces and nephews. Starting with a single taxi that she rented out, Marina has now expanded into a small business selling various sodas and home-made local drinks such as ginger juice, bissap juice (made from hibiscus leaves), and yogurt.

In 2012, Marina discovered HOPE Congo and joined the community bank group Matondo (2). Marina is now on her seventh loan cycle with HOPE Congo and helps lead a sub-group of three other micro-entrepreneurs. She would like to take out a loan of 500,000 XAF (Central African CFA francs) to invest in her drink business and purchase additional juices and sodas to sell. Warm and welcoming with her clients, Marina hopes to one day move on from just selling drinks to traveling to Dubai and bringing back goods such as tiles to sell in Brazzaville. In the future, Marina dreams of being able to save up enough money to buy her own piece of land and build a home.

In this group: Marina, Gislaine, Samuel, Armelle
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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: July 1, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: HOPE Congo S.A., a HOPE International institution

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: July 1, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: HOPE Congo S.A., a HOPE International institution