A loan of $975 helped to purchase gas and energy-efficient stoves for resale.


Christiane's story

Christiane is 41 years old. She is married with four children. The older three are in high school and have earned their BEPC (a diploma given to French pupils at the end of 3ème/year 10/ninth grade): they are her pride! Christiane began a business ten years ago to help her husband with the family expenses and pay school fees for her children. Today, she sells dyed clothing and soaps that she makes herself to the women in her association. She also sells timber that she stores at her home, and raises goats and pigs in her yard. This loan will allow Christiane to acquire 16 gas stoves and ten energy-efficient stoves, to resell within her association. This allows her to diversify her business and earn more money through their sales. This will also allow her children to continue their education so that they can accomplish their very specific dreams: one wants to join the military, another wants to run a business, and the third wants to become a judge. As for Christiane, she wants to open her own shop to sell Naana Nafa products in her neighborhood.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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