A loan of $1,075 helped buy smoked fish: herring, mackerel.

Patrick Arnaud Gildas's story

This customer is 37 years old, single with 2 children aged 13 and 3 years. At the end of his studies he began to sell smoked salt-water fish such as herring and mackerel.

His sales have greatly increased, to the point where his income is now between 150,000 francs and 450,000 per day. He has begun selling cartons of fish wholesale or semi-wholesale, which he buys in Pointe Noire.

He has already been granted three loan cycles, successfully repaid his loans and made huge savings. With this new loan, he will strengthen his stock supply by purchasing 25 cartons of herring and 20 boxes of mackerels he then delivers to market retailers.

Very ambitious, he wants to go all the way : become a wholesaler and a prominent businessman in this country.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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