A loan of $875 helps to buy mulberry for her tapa making business.


'Otolose's story

This is 'Otolose. She is 44 years old and married with four children. 'Otolose runs a business of tapa making, and her mother and sisters join her. They create their own groups for tapa making. They conduct their tapa making at their mother's house every Saturday. They also work together in decorating their tapas, and 'Otolose sells out her tapas locally.

Her business is one of the main sources of income for her family. She has been running this business for quite a long time, and her family have witnessed the benefits they receive from her business. She is applying for a loan to buy mulberry for her tapa making business. Her vision is for her children to live a better life in the future through the work of her hand.


This loan is special because:

It provides women with credit in a country where alternative financing is extremely scarce.

Mark McDonagh, Kiva staff

Mark McDonagh
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.