A loan of $625 helped to buy four boxes of smoked and salted fish, fresh tomatoes, condiments, two cans of oil, three bags of fufu, tomato-growing pots, a box of canned tomatoes, and two mesh bags of onions.

Stadhy Hermine Thècle Claudia's story

This client is a 35-year-old married mother of four children whose ages vary from 4 months to 16 years.
Not having had the means to pursue a university education, she has run a business for nine years.
Her sales are considerable; she earns on average 20,000 to 35,000 F per day. Upon the granting of this loan, she is going to expand her stocks of merchandise by buying four boxes of smoked fish, two cans of oil, three bags of fufu, a pot of fresh tomatoes, a box of canned tomatoes, two mesh bags of onions, two cartons of salted fish, and 10 bags of peanuts.
In order to gain a large customer base, she sells her merchandise in large quantities.
With the profits from her sales, she is thinking of saving and, in the long term, opening a drinks store. As a good wife and mother, she helps her husband in meeting the needs of her whole family.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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