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Mariam

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Ouagadougou, Centre Region, Burkina Faso / Food

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A loan helped to buy 200 bags of onions and to save to improve her family's living conditions.


Mariam's story

Mariam has been an onion wholesaler in a local market for 10 years. She is the mother of four children, three of whom are in school.

She is on her seventh loan cycle with the YIKRI MFI; she repays her loans well and repaid her second Kiva loan. She is requesting a new loan to buy 200 bags of onions to satisfy her customers.

She plans to use the profits to reinvest in her work and to deposit savings to improve her family's living conditions. She thanks Kiva lenders and asks everyone to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus.