A loan of $550 helped to buy cartons of beef, pork chops, boiling fowl, cartons of chicken thighs.


Frederic's story

Mr. Frederic K. N. is a single 31-year-old entrepreneur with no children. Upon receipt of his high school diploma, not having the means to continue his studies at a university level, he went into business.

In 1998, he opened a butcher's shop where he sells beef, cartons of chicken thighs, chicken wings, pork chops and saltwater fish. His sales range from 15,000 to 30,000 CFA francs daily.

Upon receiving his loan, he plans to increase his available merchandise, adding 5 cartons of beef, 2 cartons of oxtail, 2 cartons of chicken thighs, a carton of chicken wings and 2 cartons of saltwater fish like cod and emperor fish.

In the future, he wants to be a serious businessman, open a cold storage room and sell cartons of fresh food wholesale.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo



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