A loan of $550 helped to purchase five boxes of tripe, 10 boxes of pork ribs, 5 boxes of turkey wings, and 10 boxes of chickens.

Jean Seraphin's story

This man is 45 years old, and is married with one 14 year-old child. He left university after receiving his diploma and became a butcher in 2009, selling chicken, pork ribs, tripe and turkey wings. He generates sales between 30,000 and 45,000 FRS a day.

He would use this loan to purchase 10 boxes of chicken thighs, 5 boxes of tripe and 2 boxes of chicken wings.

His business strategy is to offer these goods at reasonable, promotional prices to beat competitors at the local market.

His goal is to put savings aside and fund the expansion of his business in his local town. His longer-term goal is to enrol in a marketing course and to study for a business degree in preparation for a good job that will enable him to see to his family's needs.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne

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