A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy shoes.

Lumiere Celeste De Grande Savanne Group's story

Israel is the coordinator of the "Lumiere Celeste de Grande Savanne" group. He lives in the "Grande Savanne" region of Haiti where electricity is scarce and access to water very limited. He has been running his own shoe sales business for the past six years. He is married and the father of three children.

Israel would like to use his loan to buy shoes. He hopes that this loan will help him to grow his business. The other members of the "Lumière Celeste" group also need loans to operate their own businesses, as they sell charcoal, clothes, and various other goods.

Israel says that his main challenge is to become a major retailer. He also says that his ambition and dream is to use his own funds to acquire a major business one day, by the Grace of God.

In this group: Israel, Daccilia, Princivil, Jeanciline, Yola, Manita, Darilia Francois, Maqulee, Jeantilia, Jeanlumene, Elienne, Rosenie, Ella*, Sinous, Inocele, Immacula, Madiane, Silfizia, Azeline, Lidie*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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