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Married and the mother of four children, Mrs. Akouessoudé K. was born in 1967 in the prefecture of Vo. She currently lives in the village of Avéglodjigan where she runs a straw mat business. She buys the mats on credit from mat weavers and sells them from market to market. Once sold, she pays for them and makes do with anything left over. She admits that it would be a profitable business, especially if she had sufficient funds to pay for the mats in cash. To realize this plan, she is asking for a loan of $700 to invest in the business. This will enable her to improve her quality of life while giving her financial independence.

Mariée et mère de quatre (4) enfants, Madame K. Akouessoudé est née en 1967 dans la Préfecture de Vo. Elle réside actuellement dans le village d’Avéglodjigan où elle exerce le commerce de nattes. Elle prend des nattes à crédit auprès des tresseuses et elle les met en vente de marché en marché. Après la vente, elle paye et se contente du surplus s’il y en a. Elle avoue que c’est un commerce rentable surtout si elle dispose d’un fond de commerce propre avec lequel elle achète au comptant les nattes.
Pour réaliser ce dessein. Elle demande un apport financier de $700 pour investir dans ce commerce. Cela lui permettra d’améliorer sa qualité de vie en ayant une indépendance financière.

Translated from French by Sarah Llewellyn, Kiva Volunteer.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Akouessoudé buy and sell straw mats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2007
Aug 23, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 8, 2008