A loan of $375 helped to buy smoked fish and spices.

Pascaline's story

Pascaline is 51 years old and married to a carpenter named Jean. The couple has five children, three of whom still live in their care. Some of their children have received schooling. Pascaline and her husband live together with their children and both help to cover the various household expenses. Pascaline did not go to school.

Pascaline has been selling smoked fish and spices in her region for almost 18 years now. She runs her business with passion, which enables her to support herself and her children. She stocks up at a market in Benin.

Striving to satisfy her customers, Pascaline is seeking a fifth loan. The loan will help her to better meet the demand of her customers and earn more profit. The previous loans were all correctly repaid.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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