A loan of $1,075 helped to buy poplin, sewing thread, fabric, buttons and other miscellaneous products.


Adoline's story

This borrower is a single woman who has a store where she sells cosmetics and sewing supplies. Her store is located within the central market and is very popular with tailors and female customers. The borrower studied up to high school level before she stopped her education due to bad housing conditions and lack of support. She preferred to return to her village and start a business. Her store currently makes her income which she uses to support herself, meet the needs of her three sisters and support her father in covering the family's expenses. The borrower is requesting a loan for 500,000 francs to strengthen her business during this period of high demand by purchasing, in particular, poplin, sewing thread, fabrics, buttons and other miscellaneous products. Her ambition is to become a wholesaler.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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