A loan of $550 helped to buy boxes of cod and salted fish.

Jeanine Adolphine's story

This is a married woman, 45 years old, and the mother of two children, aged 17 and 25. Her business has involved salted fish at the market for ten years. She gets her supplies from warehouses selling salted fish wholesale. She resells the fish retail from a table. Her daily receipts range from 20,000 to 30,000 francs. She offers cut rates to satisfy middle-income customers.

With the loan she will obtain, she is going to bolster her stock of salted fish by buying: 3 boxes of cod, 2 boxes of sole, and 4 boxes of tuna. This stock will enable her to attract more customers and to sell a lot in order to increase her revenues.

Her goals are: to buy at least 10 boxes of inventory, to deal in local fish, and to provide her goods to large restaurants in the area. Like a good mother, she contributes to her children's education by helping her husband to run the household.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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