A loan of $1,000 helped to open a bakery in her shop.

Beatrice's story

Beatrice is currently operating a boutique at the local business center where she sells clothing and accessories. When she received the Kiva loan, her business was struggling because the majority of her customers were tobacco farmers and ploughing season had just started. Despite this, she went on and restocked her shop with higher quality clothes in order to get a competitive advantage to increase sales during this season, and the business has grown even bigger than she expected.

From the proceeds of the business Beatrice is now able to pay her own school fees to finish her course in bakery. She is very passionate about food and would love to diversify her business and open a bakery corner in her shop where she will sell cakes, muffins, and coffee.

She is now able to provide for her family with food and clothing and is paying school fees for her young sister. However, Beatrice still faces challenges in her business such as high rents and the seasonal variations in the business.

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