A loan of $475 helped to buy a large quantity of smoked and dried fish.


Sokhna Coumba's story

Sokhna is a woman who runs a business selling smoked fish, dried fish and vegetables. She has a table in the market in her town and gets her supplies 15 km away from her village, in a large fishing town where the first president of Senegal was born. She transports her produce on the carts which go up and down the construction sites through the scrubland. This work is very hard for her, but nevertheless enables her to provide for her needs and those of her children, notably their school fees, clothing and health. In order to strengthen her business, she is requesting a loan of 230,000 francs to buy a large quantity of smoked and dried fish. Her ambition is to be able to sells her products in other regions of the country.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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