A loan of $300 helped to buy several bunches of plantains, containers of oil, and sundry items (plastic) in bulk.

Sara's story

Sara is a 45-year-old woman who is unmarried and the mother of two children, 18 and 20 years old. She is a merchant in a district in the capital where she has been selling sweet snacks (fried plantains) for two years. Thanks to this business, she is taking care of her small family. The good quality of her food enabled her to acquire a loyal customer base over the course of time.

Having to purchase her plantains and frying supplies at the retail level does not bring in enough to meet the needs of her family. For this reason, she is requesting this loan to purchase wholesale several bunches of plantains, some containers of oil, and sundry items (plastic). She will reinvest part of her profits into her business, and the rest will be saved to send her daughter to school.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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