A loan of $550 helped to purchase toilets, faucets and light bulbs.


Louis's story

Louis is 48 years old, single and the father of three children between the ages of 5 and 21 years old. He started his hardware business in 2002 in order to take care of the needs of his family.

He has many sales strategies and is very nice to his customers. On average, he sells between 5,000 and 50,000 francs of goods each day. With this loan, he will increase his stock by buying switches, fuses, toilets, faucets, and light bulbs. In the future, he hopes to enter the wholesale business and with his savings he will open a large store; he will travel to West Africa to purchase his merchandise.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Margot Bonner



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