A loan of $1,400 helped to buy fabric to resell.

Bali's story

Bali, 60, is an Egyptian woman with eight children who was widowed long ago. Some of her children are married and have children; some are still dependent. They live all together and Bali enjoys having 12 grandchildren around. “Had I had money, I would spoil them all,” Bali said. “All I have been able to offer all these years was the basics. I couldn’t provide any extras, despite my hard work.”

The last 20 years, Bali has been selling used clothes and she finds this activity profitable. Thus far, she never requested any loans, because she managed her earnings very well. Now she wants to go to a new revenue stream and sell fabric in addition to what she’s been doing. With the earnings from the new activity, she plans to save money to educate her grandchildren.

Bali is aware that other people in her community have received financial help from Kiva lenders and she hopes she will receive the same.

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