A loan of $600 helped to buy "pagne" cloth.


Essi's story

Essi is a 28-year-old woman who is married to a police department employee. She has two children, both in school. The children are 9 and 7 years old. Essi sells pagnes (colorful West African cloth). She operates her business door to door and gets her supplies in Lomé.

Her fourth loan will enable her to buy more pagne cloth to meet the demands of her numerous customers. She would like to manage a pagne store in the future and to ensure she can cover the schooling costs for her children over time.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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