A loan helped to buy another freezer and 3 crates of bags and save to improve her family's living conditions.


Minata's story

Minata is a talented woman of 45-year-old woman, who has experience in selling ice balls. She has 5 children aged from 10 to 22 years old who all go to school. She is a shopkeeper and has been making the ice in her courtyard in a neighborhood of the capital for 15 years.

She is on her 8th loan cycle with MFI YIKRI and she has paid back her second Kiva loan with no problem. She is asking for a new loan to buy another freezer and 3 boxes of bags so she can open a production area for ice and resell it to her clients during the hot periods.

She plans to reinvest the profit in her business and save to improve her family's living conditions. Finally she thanks YIKRI and its partners for the support they give to entrepreneurs who can't access banking services. Thanks to loans from YIKRI, she is able to improve her family's living conditions.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Kyla Evans.


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