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Total loan: $275

Tiana Harisoa

Antananarivo, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar / Arts

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A loan helped to purchase 20 kilos of raffia, 10 meters of fabric for lining and 70 handles for baskets.

Tiana Harisoa's story

Tiana is very pleased with her previous loan because she was able to purchase raffia and other raw materials needed to make raffia baskets and hats. She is grateful to KIVA creditors for their financial support and trust. The number of baskets and hats made thus increased and the revenue keeps on growing. The profits generated from the business have allowed her to meet the financial needs of her children and put some savings aside. As a means to continue to increase production and keep up with the customers' orders, Tiana has asked for a new loan to purchase 20 kilos of raffia, 10 meters of fabric (for lining) and 70 basket handles.

Her dream is to open up a boutique selling "malagasy" art in the future, once she has enough savings.