A loan helped to buy fabrics and leatherette sheets to assemble new bag designs to sell in time for the Christmas season.


Arlene's story

Arlene is thankful for the loan extended to her by KIVA and KIVA lenders. The loan was used by Arlene to buy fabric and other materials to sew and sell bags.
She is happy that she is able to produce the bags in time for the high demand in the season. Arlene was able to sell well and promptly paid back her loan.

With less than 5 months before the Christmas season, Arlene wants to produce more bags than before. She is requesting a loan in the amount of 20,000 PHP to buy fabrics and leatherette sheets to assemble new bag designs, to sell in time for the Christmas season. Arlene hopes to sell these to more market stalls even in different municipalities in their province.


This loan is special because:

It gives businesses with longer yield times loans that match their business cycle.



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