A loan of $850 helped to buy 10 sacks of rice, 4 sacks of sugar and 5 drums of oil to sell in his shop.


Salam's story

Salam is married and father to six children. The eldest is twenty-three years old and the youngest is two years old. five of his children attend school and he is responsible for a total of ten people.

Salam has been running a shop for eight years. He buys his supplies in the big shops in town. He will buy ten sacks of rice, four sacks of sugar and five drums of oil to retail in his shop. His profits will be reinvested in his business.

In the future, Salam would like to become a wholesaler and build a house for his family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder


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It empowers borrowers to grow their businesses.



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