A loan of $300 helped to buy bags of charcoal.


Gergette's story

Gergette is a 41-year-old married woman and the mother of 3 children aged between 8 and 27, two of whom still go to school. She has been a retailer for 24 years already, selling charcoal that she buys wholesale to her retail customers. Her warm welcome and her experience have ensured that her customer base has grown over time, but the small amount of capital that she has means that she cannot satisfy them all - thus the importance of this loan, which will enable her to satisfy her clientèle by increasing her stock, and will also boost her sales numbers and profits. She will reinvest part of her profits in her business and will use the rest to help her husband in meeting their family's daily expenses.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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