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A loan of $425 helped to diversify her merchandise.


Bernadette's story

Bernadette is a 58-year-old woman, a widow, and the mother of seven children, from 6 to 24 years old, of whom four are still in school. Bernadette has been a merchant for eleven years at a station where she sells lumber. Having had a loan a year ago, her business has progressed a little. She would like to have a new loan that may help her in the same way. In fact, she would like to resolve an inventory shortage she is faced with. This loan will help make her business sustainable and feed her family, as well as save money for the back-to-school season.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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