A loan of $600 helped to buy 10 dresses, 8 pairs of shoes, 20 necklaces and 12 pagnes.


Afiwavi's story

36-year-old Afiwavi is married and the mother of 3 children, 2 of whom attend school. The eldest and youngest children and 10 and 4 years old respectively. Afiwavi owns a shop in which she has been selling clothes, shoes, necklaces and pagnes (colourful and decorative West African cloth) for several years. She gets her supplies at one of Benin's markets, and from abroad. In order to strengthen her buying power and satisfy her customer demand, she has requested and received a microloan from Finadev. This loan will allow her to maximise her interest and contribute to her children's education. She would like to expand her business and buy a plot of land.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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