A loan of $1,000 helped to buy boxes of beef, pork, oxtail.

Helene's story

Helene is a 62 year old client. She is a widow with seven children and five grandchildren. After the death of her husband, she began to sell fresh food at the market in order to support her family.

When she first started with Hope, she was selling her fresh food from a stand. After receiving loans from Hope, her business grew. She no longer sells from a stall, but rents a cold storage room and buys her products in bulk.

The loans have made an impact on her social, economic, and family life. Her savings are growing, and she pays back her loans without difficulty. With her profits, she takes care of her family and ensures the education of her grandchildren.

Her plan is to keep going and become a renowned wholesaler of fresh food.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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