A loan of $975 helped developing and promoting her fabric business.


Astou's story

Astou S. is a 54 year old divorced mother of five who has been a member of the credit association since the 22nd of March 2006 and has already received 8 loans. She is a diligent and dynamic member, and has put a good amount of money aside for savings. She sources her goods from the regional capitals - Dakar and Thiès, for example - in order to sell them in her village's weekly market. Her loan would enable her to boost her business by buying more fabric and generating higher profits in order to invest in her children's schooling and food.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne



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