A loan of $400 helped increase his stock of merchandise.

Jean Baptiste's story

Jean Baptiste is a 40-year-old man, married and father of three children, two of whom are still in school.

He opened a grocery store in one of the capital's neighborhoods and has already been managing it for two years. His small store is successful thanks to his warm welcome, his experience in the business and the customer base he acquired over time.

The latter is increasing in size; he is no longer able to satisfy customer demand and his limited funds force him to buy retail.

He is requesting this loan to bolster his small business, to diversify its goods (rice, salt, mineral water, cartons of sugar, candy, ...), and to increase his profit margin.

He will reinvest a portion of his earnings in the business to cover the needs of his activity, and the remainder will allow him to meet his daily needs and those of his family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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