A loan of $1,200 helped to buy and resell pagnes and pearls.

Mathieu's story

Mr Mathieu L. was born in Lomé, on October 21, 1984. A trained pearl artist, he's married and the father of a family. He owns a workshop where he sells pearls and pagnes (colorful African cloth) for women. His business brings in a great deal, but he often finds himself out of stock due to a lack of financial means. To remedy this situation, he's seeking a loan to purchase a stock of pagnes and pearls, in order to meet customer demand. This will enable him to make his business more profitable, and to increase his income.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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