A loan of $975 helped to buy 20 "pagnes".


Yvette Claire's story

Yvette Claire, age 53, is married and the mother of three children who are already independent. Her oldest and youngest children are 30 and 21 years old, respectively.

Yvette Claire has been specializing in the sale of "pagnes" (traditional African fabrics) for a few years, and she buys her merchandise from a market in Benin and from a market in another country.

Eager to increase her capital and to fulfill her customers' expectations, she has requested and obtained a micro-loan from Finadev. This loan will allow her to make some additional income and to contribute to her children's education

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan


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