A loan helped to buy seven bales of yarn and yarn dye as well as save to provide for the well-being of her family.


Bernadette's story

Bernadette has six children, five of whom are in school. She is a weaver and has been making beautiful high-quality traditional fabrics for 16 years in her home in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital city.

Bernadette is on her sixth loan cycle with the IMF YIKRI and is seeking a loan to buy seven bales of yarn as well as dye in order to weave plenty of traditional fabrics to meet customer demand. She plans to use her revenues to reinvest in her business and save so to ensure her family's well-being. Bernadette wishes everyone to stay safe from Covid-19.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S.


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