A loan of $425 helped to buy foodstuffs for selling.

Fatou Diop's story

Fatou, who is 35 years old, began trading around eight years ago and she runs a general grocery store. She is married and a mother, and she helps her husband out with the family's daily outgoings. Her day begins at 9 o'clock in the morning and finishes at 8 o'clock in the evening. With this loan, which is her very first loan, she is going to buy goods which she has run out of in her shop, such as oil, sugar, rice and milk. Fatou provides for her own personal needs. Her plan for the future is to have a good capital so she can one day open a shop.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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