A loan of $300 helped to buy rice, oil, milk and sugar to stock up her shop.

Binta's story

This lady, Binta, has been a trader for the past five years. She sells groceries and has a general grocery store. She has just requested a loan of 150,000FCFA to buy rice, oil, detergents and various other products.

She begins her day at eight o'clock in the morning and finishes at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. With the income from her activity, she manages to help out her husband with the daily household expenses. She will be able to save money and improve her family's nutrition. In the future she would like to begin building on her land.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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