A loan of $375 helped to purchase 4 kg of caustic soda, 15 kg of dye salts and 1/4 of perfume.


Celine's story

Céline is married and a mother of four. Her oldest child is 25 and her youngest is seven. All four children attend school and she has six people total in her care. For five years, she has been making and selling liquid soap. She gets her supplies at the Paglayiri market and at the large market in town. Her clients are women and men in the services sector, neighbors and friends. She would like to purchase 4 kg of caustic soda, 15 kg of dye salts and ¼ of perfume. She uses her profits to build savings and care for her children. It is her goal to open a large boutique and help pay for her children’s education.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chelsea Rosendale



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