A loan of $400 helped to increase her stock of merchandise.

Bernadette's story

Bernadette is a 54 year old widow, mother to 3 children whose ages range between 23 and 35 years old and among whom two still go to school. She has been a shopkeeper in a local market for 7 years where she sells fruit and dried goods (manioc flour) according to the seasons. The average duration of the turnover of her stock is 3 days. She is again requesting a new loan to better stock up in large quantities which will allow her to better satisfy her growing clientele and grow her profits. These profits will allow her to meet the needs of her family and to reinvest in her business with the goal of expanding it as her ambition is to hold the position of leader in this business sector.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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