A loan of $1,025 helped to restock on fabrics including silk, cotton, satin, cotton piqué, linen and terylene.

Ghislaine Armeline's story

Ghislaine Armeline is 38 years old, single and has two children, aged 5 and 10, in her care. She finished her university studies in 2000 and started selling fabrics at the market when she was unable to find another job. She has already benefited from several loans and is now on her 4th loan cycle. She has fully repaid all her previous loans and has even managed to save a considerable amount of money. She generally earns between 10 000 and 200 000 francs and does the most business during the dry season and the marriage season, as well as during the school year, when she sells many lengths of material used to make school uniforms.

Ghislaine Armeline will use this new loan to restock on different fabrics, including poplin of different colours (blue, pink, green, etc.) with which to make school uniforms. A very enterprising woman, she plans to one day own her own luxury fabrics shop and to travel abroad to restock on fine materials.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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