A loan of $225 helped to buy foodstuffs.

Mbayang's story

Mbayang is a married woman and the mother of four children. She is on her second request for a loan at her micro-finance institution. She is 39 years old and active in selling millet, peanut oil, peanuts, and more. She has a machine with which she processes peanuts into oil and meal.

At first, her neighbors provided a variety of merchandise that she sold at the market. Given that this business constituted a steady revenue source for her, she joined the micro-finance institution in order to have better financing for her business. Mbayang wants an amount of 100,000 francs CFA to buy oil, millet, and peanuts.

Mbayang recalls that, with her first loan, she necessarily encountered problem with poor sales, which earned her less for repaying the loan. But with God's help, she was able to keep all her obligations with regard to IMCEC, her micro-finance institution.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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