A loan of $625 helped to increase her stock of fresh fish and game.

Philomene's story

Philomène is 41 years old, a widow, and the mother of two children, aged 25 and 29. She also has four other persons to support. She is a merchant at a market in the capital where she has had a business selling game and fresh fish for about ten years. She was satisfied with the previous loan and plans on taking out another one to pursue her goals.

Her good experience, the quality of her products, and especially her practical prices have created an atmosphere of trust between her and her customers, thus resulting in a continual increase is demand. Unable to satisfy this demand on the one hand and with meager capital on the other, she is requesting a loan enabling her to increase her stock of merchandise. The profits earned will be reinvested in her business and will enable her to continue caring for her family as a result.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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