A loan of $675 helped to buy charcoal and shoes.

Bassirat's story

Basirat is a 41-year-old woman. She is married to a photographer. She has two children who all go to school. The first is 11 and the next is 8. Basirat has been working as a retailer since 2007. She sells charcoal and shoes to her customers at her home. She works alone. Basirat has requested her third loan from WAGES in order to buy charcoal and shoes. She also wants to begin selling grains. In the coming years, Basirat would like to expand her business. She says that, with the profits, she will be able to ensure better schooling for her children.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Yvonne English

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