A loan of $400 helped to purchase cassava, palm nuts, and plantains.


Bernadette France's story

Bernadette France is a 37-year-old woman who is a mother with a family. She has been a retailer of staple foods (cassava, plantains, palm nuts, and fruit), depending on the season, at the local market for ten years. She knows suppliers wells, as well as her customers in particular, whom she has acquired over the course of time, thanks to her experience in this domain.

She would like to purchase sacks of cassava, palm nuts, and bunches of plantains to have a good inventory. This will enable her to satisfy the constant customer demand and to avoid inventory shortages. She will save her profit not only for expanding her business but also for meeting the needs of her family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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