A loan of $625 helped purchases: a bag of flour, a bag of rice, a jug of oil , a bag of sugar, yeast, a bag of [dry] milk, kindlewood, flavorings.

Marie-Jeanne's story

A married woman and the mother of three, she runs a small bakery, preparing beignets and corn porridge. She is in this business for 20 years and already had one loan, which she repaid successfully. In order to bolsert her business, she would like to try a second loan, planning to purchase the following: one bag of rice, one bag of sugar, one bag of flour, one 25-liter jug of oil, salt, kindlewood, packs of yeast and flavorings.

Her revenues before the first loan used to be 35,000 West African francs per day. After upgrading the quality of her services, she now earns 60,000 francs. Her main goal is to become a flour importer, as she knows this business well, in order to support higher education for her children and nephews in the future. Her friends and family encourage her in this work.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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