A loan of $375 helped to buy fish.


Marthe's story

Marthe is a 34-year-old, single woman. She has two children, both of whom are at school, and also has a niece under her care. She works as a retailer in a neighborhood in the capital, and has been doing so for the past six years. Thanks to the quality of her always fresh products (fish, crab, shrimp, etc.) and her prices, she has built up a customer base over the years, and they remain loyal because of her friendly nature.

Following a growth in demand, which is now permanent and challenging, Marthe has encountered stock shortages. She has therefore requested a loan which will not only allow her to ensure that her customers (hotels, restaurants, etc.) remain satisfied, but will also allow her to expand her business. The profits generated will allow her to continue to send her children to school.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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