A loan of $500 helps to buy a sack of flour, sack of sugar, yeast, plastic bags, wooden spoon, and a fry pan.


Serafina's story

Serafina is a 25-year-old mother with three children. She owns and operates a small business selling pancakes, pork cakes, and buns in her community to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than two years.

Serafina has requested a loan to buy a sack of flour, sack of sugar, yeast, plastic bags, a wooden spoon, and a fry pan to assist her in running the business. She hopes to use her profit to build a small bakery store in the near future. Serafina joined SPBD in 2021.


This loan is special because:

It provides women with credit in a country where alternative financing is extremely scarce.

Mark McDonagh, Kiva staff

Mark McDonagh
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.