A loan of $850 helped to buy an overcasting machine, an automatic sewing machine and an embroidery machine.


Amélé's story

Ms. Amélé Z. is a young married woman in her thirties. She married and had two children but is now divorced from her husband, who left the children in her care. She also takes care of her elderly father and her two sisters. When she left school she learned to sew and opened a workshop, which she has been managing with energy and determination for five years. Thanks to her high school education and her experience, Ms. Amélé Z. has proven herself to be a good business manager by obtaining and repaying her first loan of $550 without incident. As she would like to equip her workshop with additional machines, she is requesting a loan of $850, which will allow her to buy an overcasting machine, an automatic sewing machine and an embroidery machine. These will help her increase her income in order to better meet her family's needs.

Translated from French by Kristina Jackson, Kiva Volunteer.



Madame Z. Amélé est une jeune femme d’une trentaine d’années. Mariée et mère de deux (2) enfants, elle divorça de son mari qui lui laissa la charge des enfants. Outre ces deux derniers, elle s’occupe de son père, un vieillard et de ses deux sœurs. Abandonnant les études, elle apprit la couture et a ouvert son atelier qu’elle gère avec vigueur et détermination depuis 5 ans. Avec son niveau d’études secondaires et ses larges expériences, Madame Z. Amélé a fait preuve de bonne gestionnaire à travers son premier crédit de $550 obtenu et remboursé sans incident. Voulant doter son atelier d’autres machines, elle sollicite un apport financier de $850 qui va lui permettre d’acheter une machine à surfiler, une presse bouton, et une machine à broder. Ce qui augmentera son chiffre d’affaire en vue de mieux subvenir aux besoins de sa famille.


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