A loan of $775 helped buy vegetables.

Mansata's story

The "banc villageois" (loan association) she belongs to was founded on March 24, 2001.

Mrs. Mansata is 47 years old and a member of the Bantery solidarity group. She is a widowed mother of eight children whose eldest daughter is now 30 years old.

She buys vegetables depending on the season for retail sales. Although she is experienced in this activity, she sometimes finds it difficult to dispose of her merchandise due to competition in the marketplace.

The profits will be devoted to family needs: food, children's tuition,...

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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