A loan of $875 helped to buy a stock of instant coffee.

Balla's story

For more than 12 years now, Balla has been going through the streets of his town selling coffee which he serves to people at their houses or their place of work. He is married and the father of five children. He also sells foodstuffs in a store that is managed by one of his cousins. These two activities allow him to support his family and especially to cover the school fees of his children.

In order to bolster his working capital, Balla is requesting a loan of 450,000 francs from UIMCEC to buy a stock of instant coffee. His ambition is to open a big store wholesaling instant coffee in the center of town.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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