A loan of $525 helped buy products such as alcohol, saline, glucose solution, Betadine, paracetamol.

Chrisler's story

This young, 23-year-old man has been a merchant for ten years. He sells pharmaceuticals. He is single and has a 2-year-old child. He gets his merchandise shipped from Kinshasa to resell at a reasonable price.

The previous loan was a good experience as regards credit management and savings. His strategy was to increase his stocks of the most common drugs and earn more profits. He purchased products such as one carton of saline solution, one carton of glucose solution, one box of syringes, ten boxes of paracetamol, ten boxes of quinine, ten cartons of bottles of alcohol, ten cartons of Betadine, some cotton, and some adhesive tape.

His daily revenue varies from 50,000 to 125,000F.

With the next loan, he plans to increase his stocks and expand his business by adding another sales outlet. He wants to boost his income to improve his living conditions and take care of his 2-year-old daughter.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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