A loan of $400 helped to stock up on crates of tomatoes for resale.

Martine Rachel's story

Martine, age 49, is a single mother of two children who go to school. For the past 23 years, she has been selling fresh seasonal produce (tomatoes, peppers, etc.) at a market in the capital. This activity allows her to support her family and to provide for their daily needs. The business is running smoothly but is not very lucrative as she has to buy her stock at retail prices.

She will use this loan to stock up on crates of tomatoes. This will help her to increase her sales and her profit margin. Part of the profits will be set aside for her children’s tuition, and the remainder will be reinvested in her activity for future expansion.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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