Fighting for a better future? We need your help.

Creating a more equitable world takes a lot of time and energy, but at Kiva we’re in it for the long haul. 100% of money lent on Kiva goes to funding loans. That means we rely on donations from people like you to make this work possible. For a limited time, if you donate $35 or more, a $25 bonus will be added to your account (you’ll get an email once it’s there).
Premal Shah, President & Co-Founder, Kiva
  • $25
  • $35
  • $50
  • Submit
  • Other

A loan of $600 helped wholesale and retail sale of mineral water (Pure Water).

Amélévi's story

Amélévi K. was born in 1965 in Lomé. She is married and the mother of four children and takes care of her brother. Unable to continue secondary school, she started her business selling water (Pure Water). With a husband who does not have a stable job, she has trouble meeting her family’s needs on her own. It is through her business selling water that she arduously tries to meet those needs.

In order to improve her business, meaning to sell water or Pure Water wholesale and retail and to rent a store and increase her profits, she is asking for a loan of $600. Once she has realized her dream, her quality of life will have improved.

Translated from French by Alexandra Jaffe, Kiva Volunteer

Madame K. Amélévi est née en 1965 à Lomé. Elle est mariée et mère de quatre (04) enfants avec un autre frère à charge. N’ayant pas la chance de continuer les études secondaires, elle a commencé son commerce par la vente de l’eau (pure water). Avec un mari qui n’a pas un emploi aussi stable, elle arrive difficilement seule à subvenir aux besoins de la famille. C’est par son commerce de vente d’eau qu’elle s’investit péniblement dans cette tâche.

Pour améliorer son commerce c'est-à-dire la vente en gros et en détails d’eau ou pure water, louer un magasin et accroître ses bénéfices, elle sollicite un crédit de $600. Une fois ce rêve réalisé, ses conditions de vie seront améliorées.

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details