A loan of $300 helped to purchase smoked and dried fish.


Mame's story

She has been in the business of selling fresh, smoked and dried fish for the past 10 years. She is married and has one daughter. After three years, she started supplying fish for a factory in the capital. Unfortunately, the factory went out of business and she decided to sell smoked and dried fish at the weekly markets throughout the country. With her profits, she helps her husband with the family's expenses and can even take care of some of her own needs. To strengthen her business, she is requesting a loan of 15,000 cfa francs to purchase smoked and dried fish. Her goal is to build her own home.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye



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