A loan of $525 helped to purchase dried hibiscus flowers to sell.

Khar's story

This member is part of the 'banc villageois' that was created on April 20, 2010. It is composed of women of the same village who have a well-known solidarity among themselves. Their main work involves commerce.

Khar, aged 41, is married and the mother of seven children, including three girls. The youngest is 7 years old. Khar runs a business selling bissap (dried hibiscus flowers). She stocks enough of it at her home because of her store. She gets her supplies and makes her sales at her town's weekly markets.

The loan will enable her to purchase 40 basins at 2,000 to 2,500 francs per basin depending on the type of bissap. Each basin may bring in 3,000 francs. Transport and escorting of the merchandise cost her 8,000 francs.

With the profits, she is bolstering her business and improving her children's living conditions.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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