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A loan of $225 helped to expand his business.


Patrice's story

Patrice A. is a young man aged 30, married and the father of three children. He has run a grocery store for four years in the village of Kpele Konda, located about 160 kilometers from Lomé, the capital city of Togo. Patrice wants to use this loan to expand his business and thus increase his income and offer his family a better future.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris



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