A loan of $425 helped to increase his stock of basic products.


Joseph Christian's story

Christian is a 26-year old man, who is married and a father. He opened a grocery store in one of the capital's districts and has been managing it for five years now. His small business works due to the warm welcome he gives to his customers, his experience in the field and the customer base that he has built up over the years. The latter is becoming so significant that he can no longer meet customer demand because his capital is too small and he is obliged to buy in his goods on a retail basis. He is requesting this loan so that he can boost his capital and diversify his goods (rice, salt, mineral water, cartons of sugar, candy..) to increase his profit margin. He will reinvest part of his profit in the business to be able to cover its needs, and the remainder will allow him to provide for his daily needs and those of his family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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