A loan of $425 helped to increase her stock of products for sale (rice, salt, mineral water, cartons of sugar, soaps,...).

Chrescence Louise's story

Louise is a 55 year old woman, and is a mother. She opened a food stall in a district of the capital, and has been managing it for the past two years. Her small business operates thanks to Louise's warmth in welcoming her customers, and her experience in this field. Louise has a faithful clientele that she has acquired over time.

However, Louise is no longer able to meet her customers' demand, and due to her lack of capital she is obliged to buy her merchandise at retail. She is requesting this loan to increase her business capital so that she can diversify her products (rice, salt, mineral water, cartons of sugar, soaps,...), and increase her profit margin.

Louise plans to reinvest a portion of her earnings into her business, and the remainder will allow her to meet her daily needs and those of her family.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details