A loan helped to buy palm oil to sell.


Celestine's story

Célestine is very happy with the loan from PAIDEK as she was able to improve her business and also a little bit her family's living conditions. She used to work with her husband, but now she works selling palm oil while her husband does agriculture.

During her loan period, she had a problem related to the exchange rate and the state of the roads when she was trying to get stocks of palm oil. She wants to have a substantial loan so that she can diversify her products and hence improve her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Kyla Evans.


This loan is special because:

It gives woman-owned small businesses in the impoverished Sud-Kivu region access to financial services and training.



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