A loan of $1,000 helped to buy pasta, oil, sugar, canned goods, and laundry detergent..


Patricia Modestine's story

This borrower is a 40-year-old woman who became a merchant nearly three years ago. Rather than attend university after completing her bachelor’s degree, she opted to use her savings to open a grocery store where she sells a little of everything including canned goods, pasta, soap, laundry detergent, oil, sugar, flour, etc.

She became a member of Hope a year ago and has been using her credits to replenish her stock of merchandise. With this new loan, she plans to do the same by purchasing 10 jugs of oil, 20 sacks of sugar, cartons of canned goods, and boxes of laundry detergent.

Very ambitious and determined to be successful, she plans to become a major importer of food products.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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