A loan of $500 helped to increase his stock of basic staples (3 cartons of sardines, 10 cartons of eggs, boxes of sugar, spaghetti, oil).


Saamuel's story

Samuel is a 33-year-old man. He is engaged and has two children, ages 4 years and 11 months. The eldest is in school. Samuel has a mini grocery store (a small general store) where he sells breakfasts, candy, and small basic staples. He has had this business for eight years. He acquires and maintains loyal customers because of his extensive experience in the food sales business. He is requesting a loan to increase his stock (3 cartons of sardines, 10 cartons of eggs, boxes of sugar, spaghetti, oil) in order to better satisfy his increasing customer base. This will allow him to increase his profit, which will help him to expand his business and buy more products. This way, he will be able to provide for himself and his family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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