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Total loan: $475
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Benjamin Richard


A loan of $475 helped to purchase a pressure washer, hoses, vacuum cleaner, chamois and detergents.


Benjamin Richard's story

Benjamin Richard N. is a young, 46 year-old bachelor with 2 children, 15 and 16 years of age. He has managed a parking lot and car wash for ten years. His revenue ranges from 15,000 frs to 20,000 frs per day. With this loan he is going to purchase a Karcher (pressure washer) to wash vehicles, hoses, vacuum cleaners, chamois, and a fire extinguisher to improve the quality of his work and to have more opportunities for expanding and maintaining his parking lot. In order to achieve that, he has proof of good and rigorous management and also evidence of good supervision. He is thinking of increasing his business in the future by modernizing the quality of his services and opening a large service station, building a water tank in case the water is cut off, a frequent event in the neighborhood where he is located. Very enterprising, he saves a little more money to pay for the education of his children.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea



Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: June 18, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: HOPE Congo S.A., a HOPE International institution

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: June 18, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: HOPE Congo S.A., a HOPE International institution