A loan of $725 helped to trade in improved stoves, gas stoves, and solar lamps.

Pascal's story

The partnership between the social enterprise Nafa Naana and a shopkeeper, Pascal, enables him to purchase energy products marketed by Nafa Naana. His objective is to resell the products, including 10 improved stoves, 5 gas stoves, and 14 solar lamps with the goal of increasing his income and improving his commerce.

With this retail store located in an outlying district of Ouagadougou, Mogdin, Pascal needs the amount of 348,750 francs CFA to acquire solar products. Thanks to this loan amount, he will be able to expand his range of products with the aim of satisfying the needs of his customers as well. The business of retail products is very important because he would like to help defend the social cause of the most destitute people by enabling them to save some money. The lamps will thus be used to light the concessions in his district not supplied with electricity, and the stoves will reduce household energy consumption. In addition, protecting the environment is his passion.

With a family composed of a wife and three children whom he supports, Pascal envisions using the additional income for improving his business and no longer having to turn to borrowing in the future to expand the range of products in his store.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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