Thank you to all our fantastic Kiva Small Business Owners, whose hard work has made repayment of loans possible. We are very pleased to use those funds now to re-invest in this super group from the Congo:
In this Group: Gustave, Augustine, Euphrasie , Elise, Saturnine, Gladys , Eveline, Firmine, Françoise, Hugues
Gustave is a 48 year-old energetic pastry maker with a heart for helping others. His secret? “When you taste my cakes, you’ll always come back!” Gustave has been making and selling various pastries and cakes in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo for the last 10 years. Through his business, Gustave provides employment to three members of his community who help him make and deliver his cakes. Gustave has a big vision for his business, and wants to expand his pastry-making activities and create a second business selling fabric to better serve the tailors in his community. In order to help achieve his dreams, Gustave joined HOPE Congo and became a member of the community bank group LE MONTAGNE DE SION 2 in 2013. He started out with a small loan of 200,000 CFA and is now on his eighth loan cycle.
Leading a group of 13 other micro-entrepreneurs in LE MONTAGNE DE SION 2, Gustave would like to take out a loan of 650,000 CFA. With this loan, Gustave can purchase an electric oven for making his cakes, materials to construct transportable pastry stands and start his second business selling fabric. While transportation of his cakes can often be a problem, Gustave has a vision for the future: he would like to purchase a van to transport his cakes in. One day, he would like to grow his pastry shop to the point where he can begin making sandwiches and hamburgers as well. Personally, Gustave hopes to help others through building orphanages and helping tackle poverty in his community and around the world. ...more
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