Ameman is 52-year-old woman and lives in Port-Bouet in south of Abidjan. She has been a dressmaker since she was 21. A. was living in the north of Cote d'Ivoire until the civil war started in 2002. She was forced to move to Port-Bouet and obliged to rebuild her life. In February, 2004 she acquired a sewing machine and re-started her activities in the Port Bouet open market. She received her first loan from AE&I in July, 2004 and has been able to reimburse all her microcredits. A. wants to purchase a stock of wool for the making women's fashion dresses.