A loan of $300 helped to buy mortars and pestles, bags of groundnuts, maize and couscous.


Anne Clarisse's story

Anne Clarisse is a 29-year-old woman who is single and the mother of 3 children aged between 3 and 8. Two of them go to school. She is a retailer and has been selling various items (groundnuts, maize, couscous, mortars and pestles), depending on the season, at a local market for 5 years. She knows her suppliers well, and she knows her customers, whom she has acquired over time thanks to her experience in her line of work, especially well. However, she is constantly facing stock shortages as, due to her limited funds, she is forced to use up her whole inventory before she can afford to buy more.

She would like to buy some mortars and pestles and bags of groundnuts, maize and couscous so that she has a good inventory which will enable her to better satisfy the constant demand from her customers and to avoid stock shortages. She plans to save up her profits so that she can both expand her business and provide for her family's needs.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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