A loan of $525 helped purchasing plantains.

Emma Judith's story

This entrepreneur is a 41-year old woman, single and the mother of three children from 7 to 20 years of age, with five people to provide for. She launched her business selling plantains retail and wholesale back in 1990, with a starting capital of 31,000 Francs. Her daily sales range between 50,000 and 85,000; she stocks up at the market near the truck stop and the railroad station.

With this loan, she would like to strengthen her business i by purchasing more bunches of plantains and opening an additional sales location or two in order to increase her profit. To meet her customers’ needs, she also fries plantains, avoiding loss due to spoilage. When she has higher income, she is going to travel inside the country in order to stock up. She would like to improve her life conditions by purchasing a land plot and encouraging her children to continue with their studies. In her neighborhood, she is known as a goal-oriented person.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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