A loan of $1,075 helped to buy fabric and cosmetic products for resale.


Zhara's story

Zhara is a 47-year-old widow who has four children, the eldest is 22 years old and the youngest is ten years old. She is a restaurant owner by profession, but, knowing that she has no-one to rely on apart from herself, she would like to expand into selling fabric and cosmetic products. She provides for all the expenses of her family by working from six in the morning until six in the evening. Zhara has more than five years' experience in her business.

She has requested this loan of 500,000 francs CFA, in order to diversify her business, and buy cosmetic products and fabric to fulfil various orders.

In the future, Zhara would like to continue working with the field partner to further diversify the range of products she offers and increase her income. She hopes to make her business more stable so that she can build a house and improve the living conditions of her children.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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