A loan of $675 helped to buy four bales of used shoes.


Mally's story

Mally is 38 years old, married, and has five children. She lives in the center of Antsirabe.

Mally has gone from village to village to sell used shoes for ten years. This is her family's bread winning.

Mally receives loans through Vahatra. She bought pigs with the profits of her previous loan.

She wants to use this loan to buy four bales of shoes. It is advantageous for her to have a lot of merchandise to attract more customers.

Later, she wishes to have enough money to buy a piece of land in order to build a house.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara


This loan is special because:

It helps the poorest of the poor in Madagascar to improve their lives.



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