A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase boxes of salted fish, such as cod, tuna, sole, captain.

Merline Nadege's story

Merline is 35 years old, has a child in her care and is a client of Congo Hope.
Almost seven years ago she got into the salted fish business, after completing her education.
She already received two loans from Hope Congo, that she was able to fully repay and could also make some saving.
With this third loan she wants to expand her business by buying cartons of salted fish like cod, tuna, sole, captain and her intention is to get into whole sale as well as retail.
In the long term, she would like to start a wholesale business of salted fish and with her profits she expects to improve the life condition of her family and also to be able to pay for college education for her child.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer MONICA URBAN

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