A loan of $325 helped to by goods (juice, mineral water) to resell.

Cécile's story

Cécile is a 50-year-old woman who has two children, aged 25 and 21. She opened and has been running a small school canteen for eight years, where she sells African meals and carbonated drinks.

This loan will allow her to increase her stock of the basic ingredients (rice, macabo [a tuber similar to taro root], meat, spaghetti, ndolé [bitterleaf]...) for these meals and her stock of goods to sell (juice, mineral water, ...), so she can meet the needs of her customers and increase her sales and earnings.

She will reinvest part of her earnings back into her business. Part will be used to buy a piece of land, and the other part will be used to support her family's needs (diet and education).

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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