A loan of $225 helped to increase her stock of merchandise (candies, cookies, chocolates) and also phone minute to sell.


Jean Merlin's story

Jean Merlin is a young man, 37 years old, who has one child to support. After his studies, he got started in the small-scale commerce of snacks (candies, cookies, chewing gum, chocolates,…) and general merchandise (cigarettes, powdered soaps, toothbrushes,…) He includes the sale of phone minutes, commonly called CALL-BOX. In any case, he is requesting a loan enabling him to distribute large amounts of phone minutes and to increase his stock of merchandise. The profits generated are going to diversify his business and improve his living conditions.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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