A loan of $800 helped to purchase shirts, jeans, and perfumes to sell.

Salimata's story

Ms. Salimata is a nurse's aid by profession. She concurrently does commerce selling clothing and perfumes, which she provides to her customers. A married mother with a family, she helps out her husband in meeting day-to-day expenses. She has ten years of experience in this business. Ms. Salimata starts her day at 8 AM and finishes at 4 PM. She is requesting this loan of 400,000 francs to bolster her inventory. She plans on saving part of her profits. For the future, with the help of the microfinance institution U-IMCEC, she would like to have her own house and a large store for her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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