A loan of $825 helped to buy three boxes of shoes and jeans.


Alpha's story

Alpha is a young bachelor. He sells shoes and clothing at the central market in his town. He buys his supplies wholesale in the capital, and retails his products. He manages to turn a profit that enables him to take good care of his younger brothers and sisters, whom he has to support. To bolster his business, he's seeking a loan of XOF 400'000 in order to buy three boxes of shoes and jeans. He ambitions to open a second shop.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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