A loan of $3,400 helped a member to reinforce the working capital of the various businesses.

Beni Group's story

Béatrice W. is 49 years old and the mother of four children, of whom two are twins. They are aged between 17 and 25. Besides her own children, she also takes care of an orphan aged 17. Three of the children in her care are enrolled in school.

Béatrice began her business in 2004 selling a five-kilo bag of sugar. Her beginning capital was US$ 5. As she used to sell near a garage, she quickly noticed what the mechanics’ needs were. She then catered to their needs by buying and selling peanuts and cakes. Over the months, those mechanics become loyal customers. With hard work and good management, she used her profits to increase her inventory from one five-kilo bag of sugar to ten.

Béatrice joined "Beni", one of Hope’s groups, last September. The two loans she has received have helped her to diversify her business by beginning to sell loaves of bread. Beatrice’s business makes a profit of about US$ 40 per week. Her dream is to open a beverage store and a clothing shop. Beatrice’s strategies are based on keeping up good relationships with her customers and knowing their daily needs.

In this group: Peguy, Mado, Lucie, Pauline, Mamie, Jolie, Ambroise, Nzadi, Nsudi, Rosalie, Marie, Marceline, Souzanne, Mado, Monique, Armel, Bolaponge, Placide, Béatrice, Pauline, Kilolo, Mayala, Virgine, David, Mamy, Bibinda, Bele, Maniango, Kuna, Franc, Patrick, Adrienne, Chantal, Dovic, Bebe, Sophie
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