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Paul
Haitian artisans show deep creativity and ingenuity in making furniture. Paul is one of them. He opened a workshop in the year 2000 with a partner. Ten years later, Paul’s hopes were dashed away in the earthquake. With courage and counsel from family and friends, he re-launched his business in 2011. Today, he needs to maintain its financial stability and offer quality home décor to the market. Therefore, your loan will help him buy tools and quality raw materials to serve his customers.

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This loan could be made to a small and growing business (SGB) or a cooperative.  Please note that due to the risky nature of lending to SGBs and cooperatives, a market segment that is generally not served by microfinance organizations, Zafèn loans carry a significantly higher level of repayment risk than most other Kiva loans. The program has a repayment target of 70%, well below that of Fonkoze’s other portfolios. Lenders who choose to fund Zafèn loans should be aware of this risk.

 

About Fonkoze - Zafèn:

Fonkoze is Haiti’s largest microfinance institution, offering a full range of financial and development services to Haiti’s rural poor. Zafèn is a program created by Fonkoze to provide soft loans, training and support for small and growing businesses in Haiti. Soft loans are loans that are below the market rate of interest.

Zafèn loans are now crowd funded on Kiva, which will reduce website maintenance costs for Fonkoze and allow more Zafèn loans to be funded faster. It will also allow the program to cover more of its costs and move towards self-sufficiency.

More details and information on the projects are available on www.zafen.org

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  • $1,300
    Average annual income
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  • $1,950,200
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