A loan of $400 helped to pay for the customs clearance of a container of incense sent to her by her husband in Saudi Arabia.

Maimouna's story

Maimouna has been a seller of incense for over two years. She is married and mother of two children. Her husband in based in Saudi Arabia and sends her products through the port that she resells in her neighborhood, sometimes for cash and sometimes for credit. She starts her day at 11 am and ends at 5 pm. Her main responsibility is the education of her daughters. She wishes to acquire a large store in the future to expand her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh

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