A loan of $125 helped to purchase vegetables (onions, peppers, chilies), for sauces called "condiments," and to improve her place of business by purchasing cups, glasses, plates...


Fatou's story

Fatou had already started a business prior to joining her marital home twelve years ago. At that time, she sold various sundries. After divorcing, she returned to her hometown where she has remarried and restarted a business selling breakfast in front of her home, which she has been doing for less than a year. She works from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. Fatou is a regular client, and has already received and benefitted from five loans through IMCEC. She wants to renew her loan so that she can improve her place of business by purchasing cups, glasses, plates... Fatou has three children, the eldest of whom is eleven years old. Fatou helps with the management of household expenses by selling breakfasts. Fatou has a project where she would like to open a shop and sell various items, including clothing and dishes.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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