A loan of $300 helped purchase merchandise.

Emmanuel Ratisbonne's story

Emmanuel Ratisbonne is a 40 year old man, engaged to be married, and father of two children, both of whom attend school. He has a stand in a neighborhood of the city from which he has been selling candy, cookies, crackers and cigarettes for the past year. He also offers his customers long-distance phone call services and sells communication credits. He manages his business well thanks to the accounting and business skills he acquired in school. He is asking for a loan in order to purchase more merchandise to sell (candy, cookies, motor oil and cooking oil) but also to purchase additional communication credits so he can increase his volume of sales. He hopes to save his profits not only to spend on the wedding, but also to open a real store.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot

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