A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase: tins of meat, a basket of smoked fish, a flask of oil, a bag of rice, a string of onions, a tin of salted fish, peanut butter, beans, and tins of tomatoes.

Thérèse's story

The client, is 50 years old and the mother of two children, who has run a restaurant in front of her house for 11 years. She is on her fourth loan and has always paid back the previous ones with her savings. Each day, she takes in between 30,000 and 45,000f. The dishes that she offers are sold at affordable prices to allow each of her clients to find satisfaction. With the loan, she is going to reinforce her business by buying: one basket of smoked fish, one tin of salted fish, one bag of rice, a flask of 10 liters of oil, a box of meat, a bag of coal. She is also going to buy a new set of cooking utensils to improve her restaurant. Through her business, this woman contributes to the maintenance of her household and her children are the main beneficiaries.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz

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