A loan of $300 helped purchasing fabric for making garments.

Fatoumata's story

Fatouma D., 29 years old, is a single mother with one child. She has been with IMCEC for five years already and obtained loans three times in the past. With her fourth loan, she would like to expand her garment-making business. She purchases fabrics at the main market of Ziguinchor, called Boucotte, in order to make women’s garments, especially dresses. She can buy 5 meters [5.5 yards] of fabric for about $20; this is enough to make 1-2 dresses. She has five years of experience in this work and a loyal customer base in her neighborhood as well as in the villages nearby. She will use the revenue to continue supporting her child.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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