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A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase cloth and some damasks.

Bakina's story

A retail of damask fabrics and cloth since 2000, Ms. Bakina lives with her husband, a driver, and her three children, of whom one is in school in Lomé. She is requesting an initial loan from our institution to purchase some merchandise. She wants to increase her business fund and to ensure her family thrives. She is 24 years old.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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