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A loan of $850 helped to buy a variety of new goods to sell to his customers.


Philippe's story

Philippe is 32 years old, married and has three children. He makes a living by running a small shop where he sells a variety of goods such as juice, soaps, body lotion and cooking oil. He has been in this business for two years, is doing quite well and now has one employee. He has applied for this loan to expand his business by buying food items such as rice, beans, peas, and Irish potatoes. With these additional items to sell, Philippe hopes that his profits will increase and he will be able to better care for his family. He expresses his sincerest thanks to Kiva and Vision Finance for supporting his business.



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