A loan of $750 helped purchasing boxes of canned food and strengthening his business in general.

Benijean's story

This customer has outstanding business strategies. He has repaid his loan very efficiently, putting away considerable savings. Having only minimal starting capital, after his second loan of 350,000 West African francs he was able to further expand his store and increase his merchandise stock purchasing boxes of tomatoes, canned food, milk, bags of sugar…and other products needed by his customers.

The impact of his business is considerable, and his family’s social conditions have visibly improved thanks to it. As concerns his two children, for this school year he has been able to enroll them in a good private school; as to his wife, she has been able to take sewing courses. Very pragmatic, he is set to achieve his goals with HOPE, and one day he would like to become a well-known businessman.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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