A loan of $1,050 helped to buy children's outfits, diapers, and other clothing for resale.

Philomene's story

This client is a 55-year-old single woman and the mother of five children, two of whom are still at school. She began selling clothing and babywear some thirty years ago, when she separated from the father of her children.

In order to cover her needs and to be able to take care of her children, she opened a stall and strengthened her business when she got her first loan from Hope. She grew the business, obtained working capital and her sales automatically increased, because she no longer bought on credit - she was able to purchase stock in the large stores in town.

With this new loan, she will do the same, and will buy everything that newborn babies need - bibs, jumpers, knitted outfits, romper suits, blankets and diapers, etc.

Her goal is to open a large store and to become a wholesaler. She takes good care of her children and is seen as something of a role model among the women in her neighbourhood.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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