A loan of $500 helped to buy goods.

Satou's story

Satou is 49 years old, and a widow. She has three children aged between 18 and 30, only one of whom is still in school. Satou has one other dependant.

For 11 years, Satou has run a business selling traditional cloth pagnes, jewellery and perfumes from home. She has good experience in this area.

Satou would like to use this loan to purchase cloth, jewellery, bags and perfumes to boost her stock so that she can meet her customers' needs. The income generated from this will help her to better meet the needs of her family, which have been a heavy burden since the loss of her husband. Her ambition is to open a shop.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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