A loan helped to buy cooking pots, calabashes, stools, canteens and more and save to take care of her family.


Simone's story

Simone is the mother of 4 children. She is a trader. She has been selling household products for more than 10 years in a market in the capital. She is in her seventh loan cycle with YIKRI and has paid off her second Kiva loan. She has days of repayments from her previous loans. She seeks new credit to purchase pots, calabashes, stools, canteens and more to meet the needs of her clients. She plans to use her profits to reinvest in her business and save to take care of her family. She invites everyone to protect themselves from the Covid-19 virus.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Caitlin LeClair.


This loan is special because:

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



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