A loan of $200 helped to buy cases of beverages as well as food items.


Virginie Solange's story

Virginie is a 34-year old woman, single, with two children. She has opened a bar-restaurant she has been managing for three years now. This business allows her to provide for her family. Because she buys food and beverages retail, she does not have much of a profit margin left. This is why this loan is important for her business: it will allow her to stock up on cases of beverages as well as on food items (some bags of peanuts, one bag of rice, a pallet of fish, meats, vegetables and various small items needed for cooking). This will allow to stop doing her shopping daily and reduce her taxi costs, which will also increase her revenues. She will reinvest part of her revenues in her business and use the rest to provide for family needs.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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