A loan of $725 helped a member to purchase one and a half bales of pagne [traditional African fabric].

Zoumba Group's story

Mrs. Foudailatou is the representative of the Zoumba Group. She is married and the mother of four children. The eldest is 19 years old and the youngest is 21 months old. Three attend school and she has five people under her care.

She has been selling outfits (pagnes [traditional African fabric]) for three years. Mrs. Foudailatou gets her supplies from the market in neighborhood 10. Her customers are men and women.

Mrs. Foudailatou wants to purchase one and a half bales of pagne fabric.

With her savings, Mrs. Foudailatou wants to contribute to her children's school fees and to save money. She aspires to open a large pagnge store and to help with the building of their house.

In this group: Foudailatou, Damata, Rosalie, Assita, Azara

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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