A loan of $425 helped to buy beauty products (oil, hair straightener, etc.).


Arlette's story

Arlette is 28 years old and a single mother of two children. She owns and operates a hair salon in a district of the city, where she has been for the past two years. Thanks to her determination and dynamic personality, Arlette has turned many of her neighbors into loyal customers. She has gradually increased her customer base to the point where she feels the need to increase her stock of merchandise.

Arlette wants to use this loan to buy beauty products (oil, hair straightener, etc.) in order to satisfy her customers and increase her revenue. She plans to use part of her income to reinvest in her business, and the remainder will be use to provide for the needs of her family (education, nutrition, and housing).

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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