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Total loan: $300
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Pélagie Ernestine

Cameroon
Yaoundé, Cameroon / Restaurant

A loan of $300 helped to buy crates of drinks and fish, chicken and other ingredients.


Pélagie Ernestine's story

Pélagie is a young woman, age 32, who is married and the mother of four children. Her children's ages range between 3 and 14 years old, and they all attend school.

Pélagie has been working in the restaurant business for the past four years. Thanks to her warm welcome, to the high quality of her dishes, and especially to her reasonable prices, she has managed to build a large customer base, which is becoming increasingly demanding.

Because her turnover is quite small, she can no longer respond to the various grievances of her customers. This loan will help her to buy crates of drinks and fish, chicken and other ingredients. This, in turn, will allow her to diversify and increase the quantities of the food products that she uses to prepare her meals, and therefore satisfy her customers' needs and increase her profit margin.

Pélagie will reinvest part of her profits in her business, with a view to expanding it. The remaining part will be used to support her family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: September 1, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: September 1, 2012