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Total loan: $850


, , Cameroon / Retail

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A loan helped to buy plastic shoes.

Bertrand's story

Bertrand is a 40-year-old man. He is married and the father of three children. The youngest is two and the oldest is six. Two of them go to school. The job he is showing here is the sale of plastic shoes. Among other things, he raises dogs. He is requesting a loan to buy a considerable quantity of plastic shoes. This new loan will allow him to have an inventory of varied merchandise, which is important for satisfying orders from potential customers. He would like to save a portion of the profits and hopes to build up his working capital, so he can ensure the well-being of his family.