A loan of $875 helped to buy 8 bags of rice, condiments, 35 cases of soft drinks, 30 cases of beer, and 5 plates of peanut paste, as well as save money to ensure her children's education.


Pauline's story

Pauline is the mother of six children; the eldest is 16 and the youngest is 2 years old, and four of them attend school. She works in the restaurant industry in a neighborhood of the city where she opened a bar/restaurant one year ago. There, she makes meals for lunch and sells drinks.

Pauline's business is doing well, but her stock of supplies is insufficient and isn't allowing her to grow the business. She is therefore requesting this loan to buy 8 bags of rice, condiments, 35 cases of soft drinks, 30 cases of beer, and 5 plates of peanut paste to respond to her customers' needs.

She plans to use the profits to grow her business and save money to ensure her children's education.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Eva Nichols.


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