A loan of $800 helped to buy cosmetics.

Inés's story

Inés Y. is an unmarried hairdresser who also sells hair extensions and cosmetics. She was born on August 10, 1977. She started off with selling mobile phone cards, pagnes (colorful West African cloth), and fabrics. When she received her Kiva loan in 2005, she added cosmetics. She buys her goods in Tokpa and in Lomé. Currently, she is building on a plot of land next-door in order to have a real hair salon.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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