A loan helped to buy quality pagnes and clothes and to save to take care of her family.


Safiatou's story

Safiatou is mother of three children who attend school. She is a vendor and has been selling quality pagnes [traditional cloth wraps] for 15 years. She is on her sixth loan cycle with YIKRI and repaid her first Kiva loan without difficulty.

Safiatou is seeking a new loan to purchase quality traditional pagnes and quality clothing to meet customer demand during this period of the beginning of the holiday season. She wants to use her profits to reinvest in her business and to save to take care of her family.

She thanks Kiva lenders and invites everyone to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Siobhan Coady.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers access financial services on flexible terms with no collateral requirements.



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