A loan of $600 helped increase working capital.

Bertine Mélanie's story

Mrs. Bertine Mélanie C. is a 47 year-old married woman who lives in Baye Laye. She has been in business for a long time and specializes mostly in the sale of vegetables and detergents (bleach and liquid soap). She chose this line of business in the hope of helping her husband, who is retired. Her business is profitable except that vegetables are scarce during the winter. She has been a member of the Baye Laye credit union since December, 2003. She has already repaid 2 previous loans. She is requesting a loan of 300,000 francs with the goal of increasing her stock of merchandise in this Ramadan season. She hopes to meet the needs of her family with the increase in her profit.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea

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