First Impressions of Brazzaville

HOPE Client at le Marche Total in Brazzaville

Greetings friends!

I’m so excited to finally be able to write my first post from Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo!  Before I left, I had originally intended to introduce myself to you over the blogosphere, provide some background on the HOPE Congo program and why I’m here, and give you a bit of a travelogue for my flights to Brazza.  But honestly, right now, my mind is racing with the sights, smells and sounds of Brazzaville’s largest market, le Marche Total. Specifically, I can’t stop thinking about the entrepreneurs I met there who recently became clients of HOPE Congo, HOPE’s newest microfinance institution that launched its first loans a week ago. These clients were vivacious and confident, knowledgeable about their business, excited to be a part of HOPE Congo, and full of hope and ambition for the future. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve arrived safely, and I’ve found that HOPE Congo is already impacting families in Brazzaville in powerful ways.  More to come as the adventure unfolds!

Becky Svendsen

Becky Svendsen

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Becky serves HOPE as the communications team manager. One of her greatest joys has been getting out from behind her computer to interact with HOPE’s clients and field staff to see the impact of HOPE's work firsthand.

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