A loan of $325 helped to increase her inventory of food.

Anastasie's story

Anastasie is a 47-year-old woman who is married and the mother of 5 children aged between 19 and 31. She is also raising 3 of her grandsons and 3 of her children attend school. She has been selling food (peanuts, peppers, onions, okra) for 3 years already. She does not have a large amount of capital, which forces her to buy her merchandise in small quantities and to wait until she's sold everything before she can buy more. Therefore, she is constantly facing stock shortages and the dissatisfaction of her small customer base. By raising her capital, she will be able to increase her inventory and satisfy her clientèle by avoiding stock shortages, sell more and therefore increase her profits. She will reinvest part of these profits in her business and save the rest for when her children go back to school.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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