A loan helped to buy a sewing machine and fabric and also to save up to improve her family's living conditions.


Kotim's story

Kotim, a seamstress, is a mother of five children, four of whom go to school. She has been working in her trade for two years in a neighborhood of the capital city. This is her sixth loan cycle with the microfinance institutionYIKRI; she pays her loans back without difficulties. She is requesting a loan to buy a sewing machine and fabric in order to respond to her customers' needs. She plans to use her revenue to reinvest in her business and save up to improve her family's living conditions. She urges everyone to protect themselves from the covid-19 virus.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Naomi Shamban.


This loan is special because:

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



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