A loan helped to buy 10 bags of Kabakourou soap, 1 bag of bags and 50 bags of charcoal and to save to buy a plot of land.


Safiatou's story

Safiatou is the mother of four children, two of whom go to school. She has been a traveling saleswoman, at a market, for more than nine years and sells charcoal, along with which she does mobile sales of soap. She is on her seventh loan cycle with the IMF YIKRI and she repaid her first Kiva loan on time and she asked for a new loan to buy 10 bags of Kabakourou soap, 1 bag of bags and 50 bags of charcoal, to meet her customer demand during chilly periods. She plans to use her profits to reinvest in her business and to save to buy a plot of land. She encourages everyone to protect themselves from Covid-19.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer melanie fluharty.


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