A loan of $625 helped buying cooking utensils, garments, sandals, and cosmetics.


Marthe's story

Marthe M. is a seller of various products like cooking utensils, garments, shoes, sandals, cosmetics, and basic foodstuffs. This loan will be beneficial to her. Her earnings will accrue and it will allow her to reimburse her payments without issue and continue to save. She has been running her business for five years. Her daily sales have increased from 15,000f to 25,000f.

With this new loan, she intends to continue in the same manner in order to strengthen her business and make trips to Kinshasa and Pointe Noire to purchase goods. She also intends to expand her business by opening a restaurant. Orphaned and single, she takes care of her two sisters by supporting them in their studies along with her son, this will improve their quality of life.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Carolyn McMahon



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