A loan of $250 helped s’acheter 10 sacs de charbon et des céréales.

Rihannata's story

Rihannata is married and the mother of four children. She is doing well. The eldest is 36 years old, and the youngest is 21. None are attending school. In total, she has six people to support.

Rihannata has been selling charcoal and also cereals for ten years. She gets her supplies from 'sector 30' in Ouagadougou. Her customers are essentially from the neighbourhood.

She wants to buy 10 sacks of charcoal and some cereals.

With her profits, she wants to strengthen her business, and to help her husband to cover the family expenses. She has plans to grow her business (trips to the outlying areas to purchase cereals and charcoal).

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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