A loan of $400 helped to expand her business.


Salamatou's story

Salamatou is a young 34 year old woman, married, and mother to 3 children whose age varies from 5 to 11 years. All the children already go to school. She is an experienced shopkeeper who has been managing a small center for phone calls (call box) and a small stall in a neighborhood of the capital for 10 years. Due to the smallness of the profits generated by these businesses, the considerable increase in her clientèle and the constant state of being out of stock, she would like this loan in order to be able to regularly stock in communication credits with the telephone operators which would considerably increase her profits. These profits would allow her to reinvest in her stall in order to expand it and to meet the needs of her family.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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