A loan of $500 helped to purchase stock of cheese for resale.

Patman's story

Patman, age 30, is from the Zugdidi district. She is a widow and lives with her four young children. Patman works as a baker at the local fast food café and her monthly salary is nearly $210. Her children receive a small orphan pension from the local government.

The family income is modest and Patman wishes to start a trading business to generate extra funds. With this start-up loan, Patman will purchase cheese at wholesale prices in the neighboring town where prices are lower, and then she will sell cheese among local retailers with a price mark-up. Patman’s co-worker will help her to make deliveries.

Patman will earn additional income for her family's well-being. The increased profit will be reinvested in the same business, and Patman hopes she will be able to improve the standard of living for her children in the future.

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