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A loan of $625 helped to purchase basic supplies to sell.


Ama's story

Ama is 27 years old and married to a customs agent, and she has no children to support. In 2005, she started selling grocery items, corn, and charcoal out of her home. She is requesting an initial loan to purchase some merchandise to respond further to customer needs. She hopes to open a large store and start a happy and thriving family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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