A loan of $600 helped to increase her stock of merchandise (plantains, boxes of tomatoes, bananas).


Esther's story

Ester is a 41 year old single woman and mother to 3 children. She is a shopkeeper and has been selling fresh food (maniocs, plantains, palm nuts, bananas and fruits) retail according to the seasons in a local market for 16 years. She has a good knowledge of suppliers, and especially of her clientèle which she gained with time thanks to her experience in this domain. But she finds herself constantly with stock shortages because she is obliged to sell all her stock to be able to buy again because of her small capital. She wishes to increase her stock of bunches of plantains, boxes of tomatoes and bananas to have a good stock. This would allow her to better satisfy the constant demands of her clientèle and to avoid stock shortages. She will save her profits to not only expand her business but also to meet the needs of her family.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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