A loan of $850 helped to acquire and sell plastic kitchen items.


Akou Philomène's story

Akou Philomène A. is married and the mother of three, and she is also the guardian of two children from her deceased sister. In order to help support the household, she has devoted much of her energy to her business selling plastic kitchen items. This is a high growth sector of the market but demands a fair amount of financing. Lacking the means, Ms. A. has not been able to keep up with market trends. Thanks to her keen sense of management, she was able to repay all her previous loans without a problem. She is now requesting a new loan of $850 as capital to stock up on new plastic kitchen items, thus expanding the range of goods she offers. This will allow her to have substantial revenues for improving the living conditions of her family.


Translated from French by Daniel Kuey, Kiva Volunteer



Madame A. Akou Philomène est mariée et mère de trois (3) enfants et a à sa charge deux (2) enfants de sa sœur décédée. Afin de contribuer aux charges du ménage, elle s’investit beaucoup dans son commerce de vente des ustensiles de cuisine en plastique. C’est un secteur qui est très porteur mais qui demande assez de financement. Ce qui fait que Madame A. Akou Philomène n’a pas la capacité de suivre le rythme des nouveautés. Grâce à son sens aigu de gestion, elle a su rembourser tous les crédits qu’elle a obtenus sans aucun incident. Aujourd’hui, elle sollicite un nouveau crédit de $850 qui va lui servir de fonds de commerce pour s’approvisionner en de nouveaux ustensiles de cuisine en plastique afin d’agrandir son étalage. Ceci lui permettra de disposer d’un revenu consistant en vue de l’amélioration des conditions de vie de sa famille.


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