A loan of $1,000 helped to buy 120 dozen spools of thread, five 20-liter containers of oil, some refills.

Rita Marie's story

Rita Marie, aged 48, is married and has a child in school. She has a middle school education. A weaver, she also knits in addition to selling cloth and oil. She has been doing so for 32 years out of her home. Her customers are composed of people from the city and some foreigners to whom she delivers her woven cloth. Rita Marie really feels the need to help her child's future. She also dreams of opening a store to provide training to those who would like it.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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