A loan of $400 helped to buy clothes, jewelry, and phone accessories.


Albert's story

Albert is a 41-year-old man, married and the father of four children, ages 13 years to 6 months. Three of his children go to school.

Albert works as a seller in one of the neighborhoods of the capital city, where he has been running a clothing and jewelry shop for the past ten years already.

Thanks to the quality of his products, to his reasonable prices, and to his own enthusiasm, Albert has been able to build a large customer base. However, since he is constantly out-of-stock, some of his customers are no longer faithful to his business.

This is why he is requesting this loan, in order to purchase clothes, jewelry and phone accessories, and therefore increase his stock of merchandise. He hopes that this will help him to regain customer loyalty and and to increase his profit margin.

He would like to use his profits to reinvest in his business, and he dreams about opening new shops in the future.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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