A loan of $425 helped a member to buy 10,000 CFA francs worth of hair extensions and wigs.


Elshadai De Silmissin Group's story

The Elshadaï de Silmissin Group recently finished repaying its second KIVA loan. The group had no problem paying back the loan. Marthe, the group's representative, extends her thanks to KIVA staff and lenders for supporting her with a loan, which she used to buy hair extensions and hair gels and cover her salon's other expenses. Her earnings allowed her to buy clothes for her children and send them to school, pay for her household expenses, and strengthen her business. Marthe is applying for another loan to help support her salon. This time she is requesting a smaller loan, as the previous one allowed her to save some of her earnings. The loan will help her to continue her business activities.

In this group: Marthe, Marie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Caroline Gagne.



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