A loan of $600 helped to stock up on hardware items such as light bulbs, paint, sheet metal, thinners, buckets, etc. for his store.


Mokote's story

Mokote, age 27, is a single father of a 2-year-old child. Over the past year, he has been running a small hardware store in a district of the capital. While this is a rather new activity, his strengths as a businessman have helped him to quickly build a substantial and loyal customer base, which he can no longer satisfy due to a lack of funds needed to maintain his stock of merchandise.

To overcome this hurdle, he is seeking a loan to stock up on merchandise such as thinners, buckets, paint, sheet metal, and many other hardware products. This will help him to meet customer demand and to bolster his sales and his profits.

He plans to use these profits to expand his activity and turn it into a large hardware store, and to provide for his family’s needs.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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