A loan of $900 helped to buy one box of spaghetti, one carton of milk, two dozen packets of powdered milk, two dozen packs of butter, one box of Omo and five banana bunches.


Rita Gisèle's story

Rita Gisèle, age 49, is married and the mother of six children, five of whom go to school. Her oldest and youngest children are respectively 25 and 10 years old. Rita Gisèle has been selling banana bunches and various other goods for a few years. She stocks up at a market located in Benin. In order to expand her business and to meet her customers' expectations, Rita Gisèle has requested and obtained a loan from Finadev. The extra earnings she will make thanks to this loan will allow her to contribute to her children's schooling fees and to meet her own needs.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan


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