A loan of $1,000 helped to buy boxes of salted fish: sole, cod, and tuna.

Clarisse Ursule's story

This client is 37 years old, married, and the mother of three children. She has already had several loans that enabled her to be autonomous. She is no longer buying on credit. She has her own capital. She buys her boxes of salted fish from West African wholesalers, and sometimes she makes special orders at Pointe Noire.

Currently, the difficulties she encounters involve the rise in [the price of] products and the rough market competition.

With this new loan, she is going to bolster her stock by adding 10 boxes of cod, 10 boxes of sole, 5 boxes of tuna, and some capitaines (a kind of river fish).

With a fighter’s spirit, she wants to start selling fish wholesale to retailers and wholesale to the pubic. She continues to save money and greatly help her family to thrive.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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