A loan of $1,100 helped a member buy 17 complete pagne sets.

Sigyongyaakadi Group's story

Ms. Safiatou is the representative of the Sigyongyaakadi group. She is married with three children. The oldest is 12 years old and the youngest is four. Two of them attend school and all three are dependents.

She has been selling pagnes (colorful West-African fabric) for the past four years. She gets her supplies from the Sector 10 market. Her customers are women. She wants to buy 17 full pagne sets (skirt, blouse and scarf)..

With her profits, she wants to take better care of her family. Her ambition is to help her husband build their house and to travel to buy and deliver pagnes wholesale.

In this group: Safiatou, Awa, Rissanata, Aguera, Assèta, Aïcha, Bibata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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