A loan of $1,250 helped to purchase shoes and fabrics for resale.


Astou's story

Astou, a lady of fifty, has been active as a merchant for more than ten years. She is married and mother. She is a regular at the office as she is on her sixth loan with IMCEC. She sells everything that is likely to generate income. She wants to purchase shoes and fabrics and various other products to sell during the period of preparation for the festival.

Astou handles the payment of water bills and the rest is managed by her husband. Thanks to her loan, she was able to increase her capital and hopes to be able to purchase a different house.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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