A loan of $2,725 helped a member to purchase new cellphone accessories.

Alpha Group's story

Emmanuel is 39 years old and a father of a one-year-old daughter. He runs a cellphone booth. He has been in business since 1998. Emmanuel started bartering second-hand clothing for fish. He liked that business because it made more profit. Unfortunately he had to stop it to continue his university studies.

After his university studies in 2005, he decided to start his own business. He then opened a cellphone booth with accessories and also sells purified water. Emmanuel is working hard because his ambition is to open a small factory to produce purified water. As he wants to develop and diversify his business, he decided to join one of Hope’s groups in August 2008. He makes a profit of about $30 per day. Emmanuel has succeeded with good strategies to build up permanent customers. He always talks with his customers, he knows them well by their names, and he never runs out of stock.

In this group: Banza, Tyty, Jules, Mulamba, Mwika, Josée, Prisca, Mado, Vero, Germain, Aimérance, Musengi, Astride, Mputu, Mbuyi, Muzinga, Brigitte, Angelani, Odia, Agata, Mamie, Bilwanday, Annie, Nseya, Thérèse, Sylvie, Mbelu, Ngalula, José, Simon, Ntanga, André

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