A loan of $925 helped to buy plastic and leather shoes to resell.


Fatmata's story

This is 37-year-old Fatmata. She is married and has four children, aged 18, 14, 12 and 9 years. She has two additional dependents, who live with her for schooling. In 2002, Fatmata established her commercial business. She began her business just to provide support to her husband. Her business is located at the outskirt of town, and her main customers are both men and women. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 350,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Fatmata has already received and successfully repaid one loan. Now she requires a new loan in order to buy more plastic and leather shoes. She hopes that this loan will enable her to solve her domestic problems. In the future, Fatmata plans to build a house, to educate her kids, and to own a shop. She is saying thanks to Kiva. She thanks you for your support.



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