A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase ten tins of paint, ten bags of nails, two rolls of fencing and twenty paintbrushes.

Yemalin Christine's story

Célestine is 34 years old. She is married and the mother of three children who all attend school. The eldest is 16, and the youngest 4 years old. She has sold items of hardware in her store for five years. She buys her products at one of the markets in Bénin. Her customers are mostly entrepreneurs and private individuals. In order to grow her working capital and to meet her customers demand, she has sought and obtained financial assistance. This assistance will allow her to help with the childrens school fees, and to cover the family's expenses.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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