A loan of $800 helped to purchase sewing supplies to sell.


Amy's story

Ms. Amy, a married mother of five children, has been active in commerce for ten years. She sells sewing supplies and also food items, such as 'monkey bread' (the fruit of the baobab tree) and dried hibiscus flowers. She is a regular borrower, since she is on her fourth loan. She is requesting a renewal of 400,000 francs CFA to purchase sewing supplies: fabrics, backing or stiffeners, zippers, … She is going to store up on 'monkey bread'. She has a hand in managing the home and helps to cover the family's day-to-day expenses. Her wish is to have a house of her own.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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