A loan of $1,000 helped to buy millet to prepare couscous for resale.

Aissatou's story

Aissatou is married and lives in Senegal. She has been working in retail for the past 15 years, selling couscous at a market located not far from her house. With the earnings from her business, she is able to feed her family. She works from 3PM until 7PM.

Aissatou has already repaid 15 previous loans. She is currently requesting a loan of 500,000 francs to buy enough millet to benefit from wholesale, more attractive, prices. She will store this millet and save herself some time, since she will no longer have to go to the market every day to buy supplies. This will help her to increase her profit margin and boost her savings. In turn, this will also allow her to carry out her future project: to increase the size of the stall where she sells her merchandise.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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