A loan helped a member to purchase additional drinks, oil, rice and bread to sell at his shop.

Les Disciples (2) Group's story

Ferdinand is 61 years old and the single father of nine children, ages 33 to nine months, three of whom are still in school. In order to support his large family, Ferdinand ran a photo business for years, taking pictures for peoples’ identity cards in Brazzaville.

As he has gotten older however, Ferdinand has had trouble keeping up with his photo business, since it requires him to be quite active. As such, a few years ago he opened a small grocery store on his own land and began selling various food items. In order to help grow his fledgling business, Ferdinand joined HOPE Congo in 2012.

Ferdinand is a member of the community bank group LES DISCIPLES (2), and helps lead a subgroup of eight other micro-entrepreneurs who live and work in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo. Now on his fifth loan cycle with HOPE Congo, Ferdinand would like to take out a loan of 350,000 CFA to purchase additional drinks, oil, rice and bread to sell at his shop.

In the future, Ferdinand dreams of transforming his land into a hotel to welcome various guests and travelers, and he already has the name picked out, “Flamingo Hotel”. He hopes that all of his children will be able to finish their education and find job opportunities after school.

In this group: Ferdinand, Karmichaël, Uriche, Prisca, Esther, Delphine, Gâta, Guy, Ursula

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