A loan of $825 helped to buy bags of shoes for women and sneakers for men and children.


Marie's story

This borrower is 37 years old, married, and the mother of four children who all attend school. After getting her high school degree, she lacked the financial means to go to college, and became involved in the sale of used shoes and plastic utensils. She has already benefited from three loan cycles, which has had a very positive impact on her sales. She has successfully repaid her loans and has saved a lot of money. With her profits, she has just opened a shoe store at the very center of the market. With this new loan, she will increase her stock of second-hand shoes and buy sneakers and sandals for men and children. She will also buy some paint to improve the appearance of her store and therefore her working environment. She is very motivated when it comes to her retail business and her ambition is to become an important business woman.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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