A loan of $600 helped to purchase salted fish: like sole, cod, Nile perch (aka "capitaine") and tuna.

Elise Patricia Anique's story

This vendor sells fish in the market. She has been in this business for almost eight years and she feeds her whole family with her earnings. Her last loan was an education for her; she learned a lot and repaid the loan without problems. She will use the next loan in order to continue what she started with her previous loan. All of these lessons have been beneficial - they have improved the way she sells and her behavior towards her clients.

With this new loan, she will grow her business by purchasing boxes of salted fish: tuna, sole, cod and Nile perch. Before her last loan, her daily earnings were 30,000 francs; now her income is between 40,000 francs and 60,000 francs a day. Her goal is to become the wholesaler.

For her children, she struggles with the financial resources available, but she wants to continue to support them in their schooling.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Margot Bonner

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