A loan of $600 helped to purchase at wholesale a sack of rice, a carton of soap, sugar, detergent, sweets, and oil.


Rigobert's story

Rigobert is a 36 year old man who is married and has three children. Their ages range between four and nine years, and they all attend school. He also has an additional dependent in his care. He is a merchant who opened his mini-grocery four years ago, and continues to manage it today. There, he has been selling staple commodities for the past year. He buys the supplies for his shop in small quantities and thus is forced to go to the market frequently. This loan will allow Rigobert to satisfy his growing customer base by purchasing his supplies at wholesale to sell at retail. Not only that, but he will be able to avoid coming and going constantly, which will increase his revenue. Some of the supplies he plans to purchase with this loan are: a sack of rice, a carton of soap, sugar, detergent, sweets, and oil. Rigobert plans to save part of the income generated by this loan to reinvest in and enlarge his shop. The rest he will use to help provide for his family.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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