A loan of $225 helped to buy goods for her cantine.

Aissatou's story

Ms. Aissatou D. is a merchant who is requesting her first loan to bolster her cantine. Each morning and evening, she makes some sauce and beans to make the sandwiches that she sells on the roadside in her area. Her enterprise is located next to the primary school. The children have breakfast, lunch, and after-school snacks at her stall. She has been in this business for three years has never sought a loan. However, she fell ill and halted work for awhile. So, to start up again, she would like a loan, with which she will buy all the ingredients she needs. She is married, and she started this enterprise to help cover family expenses. She lives in Mbour, a city located 70 km from Dakar, the capital of Senegal.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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