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A loan of $225 helped to purchase diverse products, such as tea and fabrics, for re-sale.

Aminata Mbenque's story

Madame Aminata is a promoter who lives near her store. She sells diverse products for a living, from thioup fabrics (waxed fabrics), to tea and ice cream etc. She generally sources her goods from Dakar. She starts her working day at 8am and finishes at 7pm. She is in charge of her small family's needs, as well as her children's school fees. She is seeking this loan in order to boost her working capital and satisfy her customers' needs. In future she would like to diversify her activities in order to boost her revenues.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne

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