A loan of $525 helped to buy two secondhand sewing machines, fabric, and small sewing supplies.


Barama's story

Barama is a young, 45-year-old married mother of six, all of whom attend school. After her training, she opened a small sewing shop which has been operating for 10 years. She doesn’t have all the material she needs to keep up with her orders and be able to satisfy her clientele in time. This is why she is seeking a loan to buy two secondhand sewing machines, fabric, and small sewing supplies (pins, needles, lining, thread,…) which will prevent her from needing to go to the market all the time and instead be able to sew and sell to her customers. The profits that come from this loan will allow her not only to buy her little sewing supplies to grow her business, but also to satisfy some of her needs as well as those of her small family.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.



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