A loan of $200 helped to increase her inventory of merchandise.


Alice Madeleine's story

Alice is a 34-year-old woman who is married and the mother of 4 children aged between 2 and 12 years old. She is a merchant and has been selling seasonal fresh food (cassava, plantains, coconuts and fruit) retail at a local market for 16 years. She knows the suppliers well and knows her clientèle, built up over time thanks to her experience in her line of work, especially well. However, she is constantly suffering from stock shortages because, due to her small amount of capital, she is forced to sell all of her inventory in order to be able to buy more. She would like to increase her stock in order to be able to better satisfy the constant demand of her customers and to avoid stock shortages. She will save her profits so that she can not only grow her business but also provide for her family's needs.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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