A loan helped a member to purchase a bale of 'pagne' cloth.


Tond Paama Songre Group's story

Ms. T.LAURENTINE is the representative of the group called TOND PAAMA SONGRE. She is unmarried and the mother of four children. The oldest is 20, and the youngest is 6. Three children go to school. She has ten persons to support.

She has been selling 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa) and beauty products for twenty years. She gets her supplies from the markets in town.

With the money granted, she intends to purchase a bale of ‘pagne’ cloth. She wants to use the profits from the loan to develop her business. Her ambition is to become a wholesaler of ‘pagne’ cloth and to ensure her children’s education.

In this group: W.laurentine, T.lucienne, Noaga

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women to grow their businesses.



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