A loan of $425 helped to buy foodstuff; milk, rice and sugar to stock her shop and retail.

Coumba's story

Lady Coumba started a small stall in front of her home, where she sells food such as milk, sugar, and rice. She started with a capital of 100,000 francs CFA obtained from a savings group (tontine) she received at that time. She is the one who sells in her shop and is only rarely replaced by one of her daughters.

She is married and a mother. She actively participates in the management of the family’s daily expenses to support her husband.
Coumba is an ambitious woman who thinks to improve her business by expanding her retail space and diversifying it. She expects to accomplish this project with the help of an institution such as IMCEC.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Veronique Fourment

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