A loan of $450 helped to buy two bags of flour, 50 kilos of sugar, 25 kilos of margarine, salt, sugar and 50 liters of peanut oil.


Morin Bernard's story

This customer is 35 years old, married, and a father of four children between the ages of two and eight.
In 2009, after losing his job, he ventured into pastry-making to provide for his family. To open the business, he purchased an artisan oven, cake and bun pans, flour and flavorings. His potential clients are schoolchildren, middle and high-school students, and the market's salespeople. His daily sales vary between 7,500 and 50,000 XAF.
When the loan is granted, he will purchase two 50-kilo bags of flour, 50 liters of peanut oil, a 50-kilo bag of sugar, baking powder and yeast, salt, 50 kilos of margarine, and a 50-liter container of milk.
In the long run, he wants to open a modern pastry shop, to modernize his equipment and to open a tea room. With the profits, he will take care of his family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler



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