A loan helped a member to buy a sewing machine, rolls of fabric, and sewing embellishments to make ready-to-wear clothing.


Khoudia's Groupe's story

This group was started on October 22, 2007. It joins together women from the same neighborhood who are united through positive personal and professional relationships. Khoudia, the star borrower of the group, is married, 34 years old, and has three children, two sons in school and one daughter not in school. She works in fashion design and sews clothing. She has a lot of experience in this area. With this loan she is going to buy a sewing machine, fabrics, and clothing embellishments to sew ready-to-wear clothing to sell in her neighborhood. She is standing on the left side of the photograph with her hand raised. The profits she earns will allow her to pay for her children's schooling.

In this group: Nogoye, Khoudia, Faty Arele, Dieynaba, Fatma, Sokhna

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Erin Woodard.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural and suburban Senegal.



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