A loan of $225 helped to buy rolls of fabrics and of "thioub".


Mariéme Cisse's story

The borrower is an elderly woman who has been living alone with her 6 children since the death of their father. She buys regular fabrics as well as thioubs (dyed fabric) which she gives to her customers, and gets paid after two months. She has been doing this for 10 years, after she stopped going on business trips in the subregion, due to a lack of satisfactory profits. She is requesting a loan of 100,000F to buy rolls of fabric and of "thioub," which she will resell during the next religious holidays. The profits will help her take care of her children.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Julien Roland



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