A loan of $550 helped purchasing different types of hair extensions.


Souho's story

This woman is 29 year old, single and the mother of a two-year old child who is in nursery school. She started her business as a street vendor of hair extension back in 2006; thanks to her savings since 2007 she started selling at a market stand in 2007, with a starting capital of 1000,000 West African Francs. Her daily sales average from 10,000 to 50,000 West African francs. With this loan she will purchase different types of hair locks (“noble natural”, olive, X-pression brand, synthetic) and hair extensions such as pony, olive, English style, Afro as well as hairpieces. She manages her business well and provides a good service for her customers. She would like to be able to travel to West Africa to import merchandise. She would also like to improve life conditions of her son and to provide a good education for him. Her friends and relatives encourage her in the efforts to grow her business and help boost her confidence.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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