A loan of $1,025 helped to buy 30 hair extensions, 20 lengths of various "pagne" cloth, 20 cosmetic products of all sorts, and 20 shoes of various types.

Ayba Christine's story

Christine Ayba is married and the mother of four children. A hairdresser by training, she has included with her business the sale of hair extensions, pagnes [the colorful cloth of western Africa], shoes, and cosmetics for twelve years. She gets her supplies from the markets of Cotonou. Her diverse and varied customer base is essentially composed of women.

Christine wants to buy some hair extensions, pagnes cloth, and more. With her savings, she wants to bolster her business fund and to help cover family expenses.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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