A loan of $400 helped to buy a bale of shoes.

Mathurin's story

Maturin is a 33-year-old man who is the father of four children, ranging in ages between 2 and 6. Three of his children attend school.

Maturin is involved in business. He has opened a shoe store which he has been managing in one of the neighborhoods of the capital city for the past six years already. Thanks to his warm welcome, to the sound advice he gives regarding clothes, and to his experience, he has built a rather large customer-base.

However, the fact that his customer base is expanding is becoming a problem; he can no longer satisfy all his customers, due to his small capital. He currently has to go to the warehouse every weekend to buy and resell in retail quantities, which is not very profitable.

This is why it has become so important for Maturin to request a loan. This loan will help him to buy a bale of shoes for his shop.

This will also allow him, not only to satisfy his clients' needs, but to make more profits. He would like to reinvest his profits into the expansion of his business, and to save some money to pay for his children's school fees.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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