A loan helped a member to expand her business (shoes and pagnes) in order to generate more profits and to provide for her children's schooling and clothing.


Marcousis Group's story

The Marcousis Group has just finished paying back their first loan with Kiva with regular payments. Ramata, who is the leader of the group, thanks the Kiva staff and lenders for their support. With the loan, Ramata was able to buy and resell a load of firewood. She used the profits from her sales to buy clothing for her children, to pay for some of the family's expenses and mostly to expand her business.

She needs another loan to further expand her business of retailing shoes and pagnes. She wants to restock with sufficient quantities to satisfy her customers, to have a good turnover and to do well for herself.

In this group: Ramata, Safiata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Monique ROSS.


This loan is special because:

It empowers people in an underserved area to grow their businesses.



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