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Pauline
30 years old, Mrs. Pauline A. had a difficult childhood due to the poverty of her parents. She abandoned her studies at an early age to learn sewing with the hopes of taking charge and helping our her parents. Today, she has her own store that she oversees with modesty and rigor. Married and a maother of two children, she also takes care of three other children [cousins]. She is in charge of all the cleaning, as her husband, employed at the airport, has an undesirable salary. In the hopes of improving revenues for her family, Mrs. A. recently added a small dry goods businesses to her store, as well as selling plastic objects (plates, glasses, etc). If she was able to obtain a loan in order to sell her things closer to the N\\\'kafu market, her business could be more profitable. Therefore, in order to increase her revenues, Mrs. A. is asking for a $1500 credit in order to buy a more sophisticated sewing machine, dry goods, and plastic objects to sell. The realization of this project would allow her to improve the work conditions of her three apprentices and the well-being of her family.

Translated from French by Chloe Tuot, Kiva Volunteer



Agée de 30 ans aujourd’hui, Madame A. Pauline a eu une enfance difficile à cause de la pauvreté de ses parents. Elle abandonna très tôt les études pour apprendre la couture en vue de se prendre en charge et aider ses parents. A ce jour, elle tient son propre atelier qu’elle gère avec modestie et rigueur. Mariée et mère de deux (02) enfants, elle prend en charge trois (03) autres enfants de sa tante. Ce qui fait peser sur elle les charges du ménage car son mari, employé à l’aéroport, n’a qu’un salaire dérisoire. Dans le but d’améliorer ses revenus de la famille, Madame A. Pauline vient d’initier en plus de son métier, un petit commerce de mercerie et de vente d’objets en plastique (sceau, cuvette, assiette, gobelet…). Ces activités pourraient évoluer au mieux si elle disposait d’un fonds de crédit plus consistant car l’emplacement à proximité du marché de N’kafu un atout pour le développement de ses affaires.
Ainsi, pour accroître et augmenter ses revenus, Madame A. Pauline sollicite un crédit de $1500 pour acheter une machine à coudre sophistiquée et acheter les articles de mercerie et les objets en plastic pour leur revente. La réalisation de ce projet lui permettra d’améliorer les conditions de travail de ses trois (03) apprenties et le mieux-être de sa famille.

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Pauline buy a sewing machine and dry goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jan 23, 2007
Listed
Jan 8, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 10, 2008