A loan of $675 helped to buy 10 sacks of rice (5 of broken rice and 5 of plain rice), a 5-liter container of oil, 5 boxes of pasta, 2 boxes of soap, and 5 boxes of candies.


Alimata's story

Ms. Alimata is married and the mother of three children. The eldest is 11 years old, and the youngest is 7. Two of them go to school. She has five persons to support. Alimata has been selling out of a shop for twelve years. She gets her supplies at the big market of Ouagadougou. Her customers are people from the area. She wants to buy 10 sacks of rice (5 of broken rice and 5 of plain rice), a 5-liter container of oil, 5 boxes of pasta, 2 boxes of soap, and 5 boxes of candies. With her savings, Alimata wants to buy a plot of land. Her ambition is to buy a covered stall at the market to sell grains and also to help her husband build a large house.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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