A loan of $750 helped promote her commercial activity.


Marie Madeleine's story

Marie Madeleine N. is 59 years old, married and the mother of six children. She has been a member of the “Banc Villageois” loan group for the past 8 ½ years, and has always managed well and repaid her 17 previous loans without any problems.

She runs a small shop retailing articles of clothing and toiletries. Her objective is to assist her husband, retired for over five years, in providing family support, and to pay a portion of her children’s tuition fees.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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