A loan of $975 helped to buy 5 batches of firewood.

Chérifatou's story

At 46 years old, Chérifatou is married and the mother of two, both of whom attend school. Chérifatou has an elementary school education and has been selling firewood from her home for 25 years. She stocks up in neighboring villages. Her clientele consists of retailers and especially women. Chérifatou foresees helping her husband with the needs of their children. With the financial need to grow her business, she sought and received a micro loan from Finadev.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.

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