A loan of $1,100 helped to buy boxes of salted fish: Tuna, sole, cod, shark and crab.


Germaine's story

This client is a young 39-year-old woman. She is a single mother with 4 children aged between 10 and 26 who became a market trader of salted fish when her high school studies ended.
Thanks to the experience gained during her 3 previous loans, she has learned how to manage her savings. Her daily revenues are between 50,000 and 100,000XAF.
She is now in her 4th loan cycle and will benefit from a larger loan that will enable her to buy 10 boxes of imported salted fish (tuna, cod, sole, shark and crab) and 5 boxes of sea bass from the coastal town of Pointe Noire so that she can dry fish at home.
An enterprising, cheerful and welcoming individual, she has only one ambition: to have a stall where she can sell salted fish wholesale.
She is a responsible mother who is very well-known among her customers at the market.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stella Hodkin



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