A loan of $625 helped to increase his inventory of essential food items.

Patrice's story

Patrice is 40 years old, engaged and is a family man. He has owned and managed a food shop in the capital for one year. His business is successful thanks to his warm personality, his experience in the business and his loyal customers. This last point is very important and yet he cannot satisfy his customers needs because he doesn't have the capital to buy his inventory wholesale. He is requesting this loan to strengthen his working capital in order to diversify his inventory (rice, salt bottled water, sugar, candies and telephone cards). He will be able to increase his profit margins. He plans to reinvest part of this profits back into the business to cover expenses and the rest he will use to take care of his family's needs.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye

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