A loan helped to buy a freezer, 10 sacks of rice, 4 containers of oil and drinks for her restaurant, and to save to meet her children's needs.


Simone's story

Simone is a single mother of two children who are still in school. She has been a saleswoman for over eight years, and sells handbags and various items, as well as drinks and food, in a market in the capital.

Simone is on her sixth loan cycle with the Yikri IMF, and is up to date with the repayments on her previous Kiva loan. She has requested another loan to buy a freezer, 10 sacks of rice, 4 containers of oil and drinks for her restaurant, and to satisfy her customers in order to make more profits.

She wishes to use her profits to grow her business and save money to meet her children's needs. She calls on everyone to abide by social distancing measures to fight the Covid-19 virus.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Hope Fang.


This loan is special because:

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



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