A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy 30 pairs of shoes, 15 pagnes [colorful West-African fabric] outfits and children's clothing.


Simma Group's story

Madam Dadissa is the representative of the Simma group. She is married and mother to two children. The oldest is 20 years old and the youngest is 13 years old. Both go to school and she has two dependents. She has been selling shoes and clothing for 12 years. Madam Dadissa gets her supplies at the market of sector 10 in town. Her clients are women. Madam Dadissa wants to buy 30 pairs of shoes, 15 pagnes [colorful West-African fabric] outfits and children's clothing. She wants to save her profits to expand her business. Madam Dadissa's ambition is to open a boutique selling pagnes and shoes.

In this group: Dadissa, Ramata, Kortim, Talato, Salimata, Fissena
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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