A loan of $900 helped to buy 5 batches of pagnes, 15 handbags, 20 pairs of shoes, 3 batches of hair extensions, and other items.


Guinassoa's story

This is a woman who was trained as a secretary, but her income was not sufficient. She quit her job in 2006 in order to start a business selling "pagnes" (colorful African cloth), shoes, women's handbags, hair extensions, and other items. This business is succeeding very well for her and she has gained a lot of customers thanks to her dynamism. She's currently facing high demand. In order to satisfy all her customers, she's seeking a loan from Kiva's partner, WAGES, in order to buy five batches of pagnes "Hi Target", 15 handbags, 20 pairs of shoes, 3 batches of hair extensions, and various other items. She's married and the mother of one child.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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