A loan of $1,275 helped a member to purchase 20 full pagnes.

Geswendebala De Sect15 Group's story

Gisele is the representative of the "Geswendbala de Sect 15" group. She is married and the mother of five children. The oldest is 19 years old and the youngest is two months. Three of her children are in school. She has 11 people dependent on her.

She has sold pagnes [colorful cloths] for five years. She stocks up at the market in sector 10 of the city. Her customers are purveyors of other services and her neighbors.

She would like to buy 20 full pagnes.

She would like to use her profits to open a savings account. Her goal is to open a store to sell her pagnes and to help her husband pay for their children's education.

In this group: Gisele, Fatimata, Aissatou Hamidou, Kiswendsida Aoua, Fati, Cécile, Minata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra J

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