A loan of $400 helped to purchase boxes of fish and condiments in bulk for her food stand.

Nathalie's story

Nathalie is an unmarried woman, 30 years old, and the mother of three children, who go to school. She has been a merchant in a district in the capital for two years were she sells roasted fish. Her business is booming because of her savoir-faire in this business and due to her experience. Over the course of time, this has enabled her to expand a loyal customer base. But her low capital fund does not allow her to stock up in bulk, and this leads to regular shortages and an increasingly significant drop in customers.

To avoid a definitive lost of customers, she is requesting this loan to stock up on fish wholesale enabling her to avoid shortages but also to retain her customers and to earn more of them. The profits this investment will generate will enable her to expand her business and also to meet the needs of her family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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