A loan of $600 helped to purchase pagnes (colorful West African cloth).


Fizatou's story

Fizatou is a 36 year-old woman. She is married to a driver. She has three children who all attend school. The oldest is 10 and the youngest is 6. Fizatou has worked has a retailer since 2000. She sells pagnes (colorful West African cloth) to customers at their homes. She buys her products in Lome. She works alone and doesn't have any major challenges at this time. Fizatou has requested her third loan from WAGES to buy pagnes. She wants to reinvest in the business. In the coming years, Fizatou would like to grow the business and open a small shop. She intends to ensure the well-being of her family with the profits from her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye



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