A loan of $600 helped to buy telecommunication recharge cards.


Sylvie's story

Sylvie is a young woman from Cameroon. She is 30 years old and the mother of two children, ages 5 and 3, who both attend school.

Sylvie sells telecommunication recharge cards in one of her city's neighborhoods. The loan that she is requesting will allow her to buy her goods directly from MTN, the telecommunication provider. This will help her to increase her profit margin and customer base.

The profits from this loan will allow her to avoid the suppliers' loans. She will also be able to reinvest these profits into the building of a stall, while the rest of the money will be used to take care of her family's needs (food and education).

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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