A loan of $550 helped to buy salted fish, tuna, flounder, and sword fish.


Elise's story

This borrower is a client of Hope Congo, 47 years old and single, raising two children. She has been selling salted fish for almost nine years, ever since she left school. Her daily sales total between 20,000 and 20,000 frs.

With the loan she wants to expand her business by buying cartons of salted fish such as cod, tuna, flounder and sword fish and her intention is to begin already to do intermediate trade as well as retail.

In the long run, she wants to open a warehouse for salted fish in order to be a wholesaler and with her profit she intends to improve living conditions for her family and also send her children to university.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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