A loan of $625 helped to purchase oil, tomatoes, rice, and various other goods to sell.

Yao Bernard's story

Mr. Yao has trained to be a cook. Seeing that his work was not as prosperous as he would like it to be, he started selling grains, corn to be exact, in 2007. He sells out of his home and at the market. His third loan will enable him to purchase sacks of corn to meet customer needs. For the future, Mr. Yao hopes to become a wholesale distributor and to fulfill with surety his role as head of household. He is married and has two children, 7 and 4 years old, who are still in school. As for himself, he is 37 years old.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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