A loan of $1,000 helped to resell gas stoves and improved woodstoves.


Béatrice's story

Béatrice is 41 years old. She is married and the mother of three children. Her twins are in primary school and her older child is already at the university. Christiane has been an entrepreneur for seven years and also president of an association. She would like to be doing work as a caterer or decorator or landscape gardener, but has deal with a lack of finances to develop those businesses. The loan accorded to Christiane will allow her to buy 18 gas stoves and one improved woodstove to resell within her association. She does this to help the women of her association out, so that they will be able to cook food more quickly. As for the future, Béatrice would like to set up a microfinance organization that would support women.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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