A loan of $475 helped buying fruit and vegetables in season.


Milyene's story

This is a 38-year-old unmarried woman who has two children, varying in age from 2 to 7 years.  Having started at an early age in the selling of fruit and vegetables, she operates this business enthusiastically because her grandmother had introduced her to it.  She is going to stock up very early every morning at the markets, where the fruit arrives from the country's interior.  Her customers come from different districts because her place of business is a crossroad. 

With this loan, she intends to buy a large quantity of quality fruit.  Sales are better during the dry season.  These daily sales vary from 15,000 to 24,000 francs. 

She would like to help her sisters do as she does and to support her 7-year-old daughter later on with attending the right schools in the city. 

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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