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A loan of $850 helped to buy food and other items to sell to her customers.


Philomene's story

Philomene is 26 years old, single and runs a well-organized business where she sells household items such as soap, rice, sugar, cooking oil, cake, drinks and pens. She is applying for this loan through Kiva to buy more items to sell to her customers, and intends to reinvest the profits in her business so that she can eventually earn enough money to build a house.



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