A loan of $1,200 helped to buy and sell pagnes (traditional wrap-arounds).


Yawa's story

Born November 4, 1976, Yawa A. is a married woman. She lives with her husband who works in insurance. They have 3 children. She has been selling pagnes (traditional wrap-arounds) since she was young, which she does along with preparing and selling rice. Despite her goodwill, she isn’t able to make her business take off as she would like. She wants to abandon her food-serving business in order to focus exclusively on selling pagnes and is seeking a loan to place an order for pagnes. This would allow her to save and satisfy a large number of clients and increase her income.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.


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