A loan of $825 helped to purchase secondhand clothing.


Marietou's story

Mariétou is a 50-year-old widow and mother of six. She has been a member of the “banc villageois” since March 5, 2009, and is a member of the Sope Malick solidarity group. Mariétou works in small-scale sales of secondhand clothing. She has considerable experience in this area of business, and with her new loan of 400,000 CFA francs, she will purchase 20 bales of secondhand clothing which she will then sell retail. Mariétou will be able to pay for her children’s school supplies and for medicine, thanks to her profits.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chelsea Rosendale



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