A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy pagne [bright, colorful fabric] to resell.


Yipene Group's story

The Yipene group has just completed their first loan with Kiva. Their repayments were made on time.

Sidonie, the representative of the group, thanks Kiva personnel and lenders for their support. With this loan, Sidonie was able to buy pagne [bright, colorful fabric] to sell. She earned enough to pay for her children's clothing, cover some of her family's expenses, and increase her business.

Sidonie needs another loan to continue her business selling pagne. She wants to buy at wholesale and then resell her stock afterwards.

From her sales, the profits will allow her to open a savings account as a way to expand her shop and also build a house.

In this group: Sidonie E, Eli

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara.


This loan is special because:

It empowers people in an underserved area to grow their businesses.



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