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A loan of $625 helped to purchase merchandise.


Amerie Zacharie's story

Amerie is a young Cameroonian of 29 years. He is the father of a 3-year-old child, and has been selling shoes in a market in the city for nearly 8 years. In order to serve a customer base that is continually growing and demanding, he hopes to use the loan proceeds to purchase bags of shoes. The profits earned will be reinvested in his business and will allow him to open a shop in the future and to ensure the education of his children.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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