A loan of $5,925 helped a member to purchase palm oil in bulk to sell at the market.


La Reussite 2 (1) Group's story

Irène is a single mother of five living and working in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo. In order to support all of her children, four of whom are still in school and four of her sister’s children, Irène sells palm oil at the market.

Irène has been selling palm oil, a staple in many traditional Congolese dishes, for the past six years and discovered HOPE Congo in 2011. She joined a community bank group with HOPE Congo called La Reussite 2 (1), and leads a sub-group of nine of micro-entrepreneurs in Brazzaville.

Now on her seventh loan cycle with HOPE Congo, Irène would like to take out a loan of 300,000 XAF to purchase palm oil in bulk to sell.

She hopes to grow her activities to eventually have her own stand that also sells fou-fou, a traditional Congolese food made from cassava root, and peanuts.

In this group: Irène, Felicienne , Jean , Aristide , Noël, Albertine, Emilie, Rachel, Franck , Guvaise



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