A loan of $625 helped to buy fabric, perfumes and cosmetics.


Pothe's story

This borrower is a married woman who is mother to two children, both of whom are at school. She served customers in a pharmacy selling traditional products for ten years before opening a shop to sell clothes and cosmetics. She began with a capital of 500,000 francs. She now has a working capital of 800,000 francs, and her business enables her to take care of her children and satisfy her own needs. She is requesting a loan of 300,000 francs in order to by fabric, perfumes and cosmetics. Her ambition is to set up a large shop selling biopharmaceutical products on a wholesale basis.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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