A loan of $325 helped to buy fruit and staple foods wholesale.

Marie Claire's story

Marie Claire is a 55-year-old woman who is divorced and the mother of a 29-year-old child, who is still in school. Marie Claire has five other persons to support (grandchildren and nephews). She has been selling fruit and fresh staple foods (chili peppers, plantains, corn, etc…) for 21 years at a local market. She makes her purchases in small amounts and then resells the goods. She would like to use this loan to increase her inventory of goods. This will enable her to sell more and increase her profit, which she will save to provide schooling to her grandchildren and to expand her business over time.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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