A loan of $925 helped a member to buy one bundle of clothing, ten pagnes and 15 cases of drinks.


Ambition Group's story

Mrs. Balkissa represents the AMBITION group. She is married and the mother of three children. The oldest is 19 and the youngest is 9. Two of them go to school and she has three people in her care.

She sells second hand clothing and pagnes (colorful lengths of cloth used to make clothing) and runs a kiosk. She has been selling clothing for three years and running a kiosk for a year. She gets her supplies at the Paglayiri market where she can buy clothing and pagnes. She has male and female customers.

Mrs. Balkissa wants to buy one bundle of clothing, ten pagnes and 15 cases of drinks.

She is saving her profits in order to build up her business. Her goal is to buy herself a parcel of land for her kiosk business and to be able to take care of her family.

In this group: Balkissa, A.viviane, Awa

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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