A loan of $800 helped to buy pagnes (colorful West-African fabric).


Kpindi's story

Kpindi is a 51-year-old woman. Her husband is retired. She has two children, ages 15 and 13, who attend school. Kpindi has been working as a reseller since 2004. She sells pagnes (colorful West-African fabric) from her home, to all types of customers. She buys her merchandise in Lomé and works alone. Currently, her main difficulty is competition. Kpindi has requested her first loan from WAGES in order to buy some pagnes. She wants to reinvest in her business. In the coming years, Kpindi would like to increase the size of her business. She says that with the profits, she plans to take care of her family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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