A loan of $425 helped to increase her inventory of tomatoes.


Génevierve's story

Genévierve is a 49-year-old woman who is divorced and the mother of 2 children aged 26 and 28. She is also responsible for 3 other people. She is a small trader and has been selling seasonal fresh food (tomatoes, aubergines, peppers and green condiments) retail at a local market for 15 years. She knows the suppliers well and knows the customers that she has acquired over time, thanks to her experience in her line of work, very well. Unfortunately, she suffers from constant inventory shortages because she is forced to sell all of her stock before she can buy new produce, due to her limited capital.

She would like to increase her stock of crates of tomatoes, which would enable her to better satisfy the constant demand of her customers and to avoid stock shortages. She will save her profits so that she can not only expand her business, but also meet the needs of her family.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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