A loan of $975 helped to purchase more foodstuffs to sell.


Paullina's story

Paullina sells foodstuffs like dried peppers, melons, palm oil, groundnut oil, tomato paste, and more at one of the local markets in Benin City, Nigeria. She runs this business to make sure there is food on her table and to take care of other financial needs at home like payment of the children's school fees, buying of school books for her children, etc. She has been able to support her family and play a vital role in the family and that gives her joy in running the business.

Paullina hopes to save part of her income to purchase a plot of land where she can build a house and rent it out, as this will also serve as another income-generating source as the business improves.

She is a member of LAPO Microfinance; she hopes to expand the size of her business in future. She is requesting the loan amount of NGN 150,000 to purchase more foodstuffs to sell. Paullina is 45 years old, married with 5 children, and they are doing well. She says thanks to all Kiva lenders for their financial support.



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