A loan of $625 helped to purchase vegetables and resell them.

Arame's story

Ms. Arame is a woman who markets fruit & vegetables. She lives about 17 km from the main city. She is divorced and the mother of one child. She currently lives with her parents. Arame has been active for over ten years buying and selling vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, cabbage, carrots, etc. Her workday begins at 9 AM and ends at 7 PM.

With this loan, she is going to purchase some vegetables to resell. She has a table in front of her home. She helps out her parents in covering day-to-day expenses, and she also covers her child’s schooling costs. With support from the microfinance institution, she would like to increase her working capital and diversify her revenues in order to improve her small family’s living conditions.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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