A loan of $425 helped to buy a truckload of wood and 50 bags of coal.

Anne's story

Anne is a 48 year old engaged woman and the mother of 8 children between the ages of 11 and 29. Five of her children are still in school. Anne is a shopkeeper and has been selling firewood for 20 years already. Her expertise in this business and her experience make her very efficent. She has acquired and maintained a steady customer base over time.

Anne's business is progressing but her capital is not large enough for her to be able to purchase her merchandise in large quantities in order to be able to earn a good profit, since she and her fiancé already use the proceeds from the business to care for their everyday expenses.

With this loan, Anne will be able to purchase a truckload of wood and 50 bags of charcoal which will increase her profit considerably. She will save a portion of the profits for her children's education, and will reinvest the remainder in her business..

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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