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Awa

Ouagadougou, Centre Region, Burkina Faso / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy 10 pagnes from the Ivory Coast, 10 simple pagnes, beauty creams and 10 items of children's clothing.


Awa's story

Awa is married and has four children, three of whom attend school. She is a merchant and, for the past 14 years, has been selling children's clothing and pagnes (highly colourful and decorative West African clothing) at a market in the capital. She now also sells beauty creams.

This is her fifth loan cycle with YIKRI. She always replays her loans and she repaid her first Kiva-funded loan without difficulty. She is requesting a new loan with which to buy 10 pagnes from the Ivory Coast, 10 simple pagnes, beauty creams and 10 items of children's clothing, so that she can respond to her customer's needs.

She plans to reinvest part of her profits in her business and to save the rest so that she can pay for her children's education.

Finally, she would like to thank YIKRI and its partners for the support they give to non-bankable entrepreneurs. Thanks to YIKRI's loans, she is able to build some savings to ensure that her children have a good future.