A loan of $400 helped to buy materials and merchandise [cosmetic products for his hair salon].


Bernard's story

Bernard is a 32-year old man, single and the father of a 3-year old child. He has a men’s hair salon that he has been managing for 10 years. Thanks to his friendly welcome and his good community relations, he has been able to build up a strong customer base that includes some businessmen. To respond [to demand], he would like to receive this loan in order to increase his stock of cosmetic products so that to increase his sales volume and consequently, his profits. He will reinvest a part of the revenues in further growth of his business, and the rest will allow him to provide for the needs of his child (education and food) and his family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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