Total loan: $425


THIES, Thies, Senegal / Retail

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A loan helped Purchasing raw materials for the production of traditional 'pagnes" fabric.

Fatimata's story

Mrs. Fatimata S., born in 1960, is married and the mother of 10 children, the oldest of whom is 30 years old. She has been running a business for 14 years. She sells fabrics, perfumes, incense and “pagnes” (traditional fabrics for wrap clothing), like the ones on the photo, produced by her husband. She has a knack for this trade as she comes from a family known in the commerce. What particularly attracts her to this business is the relationships she is able to build. Thus, in order to produce “pagnes”, she is seeking a loan of 200,000 West African Francs, to purchase cloth, threads and necessary accessories.

Translated from French by Ekaterina Sukhanova, Kiva Volunteer