A loan of $600 helped to buy stock merchandise for his store.


Salim's story

Salim is married and has two children. He’s from Likoni, a place in Mombasa. He is noted for being a very hardworking, kind, respectful person.

His primary economic activity is a grocery store located at home. He’s been in this business for one year. This type of store is one that sells items like rice, beans, sugar, coffee packets, shampoo packets, bread, milk, oil, eggs and detergents in small quantities. The objective of the loan is to act as working capital so he can stock the business in order to improve sales and meet customer demand. The business arose because he needed a source of family income.

Salim is grateful for the help Kiva lenders provide people of scarce resources so they can have a dignified source of employment.



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