A loan of $500 helped to buy ten sacks of cocoyams, some plantains, and two sacks of smoked fish.


Esther's story

Esther is a 49-year-old woman who has been selling smoked fish, tomatoes, and green vegetables from her stall for 15 years. She benefits from extensive experience in her field. This has allowed her to build a considerable customer base.

Esther wants to use this loan to buy ten sacks of cocoyams, some plantains, and two sacks of smoked fish. This will allow her to diversify her merchandise and better meet the demands of her customers. The income this generates will enable Esther to better support her family. Her goal is to open a smokehouse.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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