A loan of $400 helped to bolster her supply of goods.

Jacqueline's story

Jacqueline is 51 years old. She is married and is the mother of three children who are between 19 and 32 years old. One of her children is still in school.

She opened a grocery in an area of the capital, which she has run for 2 years. Her small business works due to the warm welcome she gives customers, her experience in her field, and the clientele she has built over time.

This last part is becoming important because she no longer can meet the needs of her customers. Due to her small amount of capital, she has to buy at retail prices. She is asking for a loan to strengthen her business in order to diversify her goods (rice, salt, mineral water, sugar, candy...) and increase her profit margins.

She will reinvest a part of her profits in her business to cover its needs. The other part will allow her to meet her daily needs and those of her family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin

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