A loan of $625 helped to buy wood wholesale.

Monique's story

Monique is 52 years old. She is divorced and the mother of 5 children aged between 15 and 26. Three of her children still attend school. She is a retailer and has been selling firewood for 20 years; it is thanks to her business that she is able to meet her family's needs.

Her good knowledge and experience in her area of work have helped her grow her customer base over the years. She often gets her supplies in the villages, buying stacks of wood which she splits and sells retail.

Monique would like, thanks to this loan, to be able to buy a pickup load of wood because that would generate more profit for her. She will save a part of her profit and the rest of it will enable her to meet her family's needs.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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