A loan helped to buy 150 packs of hair extensions, 50 packs of hair weaves, 30 pieces of "pagne" fabric and a solar lamp.


Bakonga's story

Bakonga is a 31-year-old married woman who sells "pagnes" (brightly colored pieces of fabric, which are popular in West Africa) of various quality. She makes her orders twice a month at the "pagne" shop.

She would like to have a loan to buy different varieties of "pagne" fabric and a solar lamp to be able to respond satisfactorily to all her customers' demands,, and also to fight against global warming. She intends to maximize her income so she can take good care of her family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers switch to clean energy sources.



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