A loan of $750 helped to purchase dried and fresh fish and sacks of vegetables for her small business.

Aida's story

Aida has been a member of her local "banc villageois" since its first loan cycle. She is married and the mother of ten children, five boys and five girls. Her oldest is 27 years old and her youngest is six years old and attends school.

Aida has excellent experience in her field due to having been a merchant for quite some time. Her new loan of 365,000 XOF will allow her to purchase baskets of dried and fresh fish. Aida also plans to buy sacks of vegetables that she will resell at the city's central market.

Aida's ninth loan will help her to expand her business. The income she earns will help Aida to pay for the nutrition, health and education of her children. She will also be able to increase her savings with the aim of purchasing a transport vehicle for her husband, who is employed as a driver by a third party.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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