A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy fabric and incense to sell.

Tessito Gadamayo Group's story

The group was formed in January 1998 at the inauguration of their banc villageois. It is made up of women from the same neighborhood and is characterized by solidarity. The women's primary business is small-scale sales.

The client seated at left in the photo, with her hand raised, is the group leader. She is 48 years old, married, and the mother of five children in her care. She sells dyed fabric called "thioub", which she buys in the area, and incense known as "thiouraye". She sells her products in an investment cycle no longer than two months. Very experienced in this area, she knows her business well after having run it for more than ten years. This new loan will allow her to buy a sufficient amount of fabric and incense to re-sell.

With the profit from her business, she plans to support her husband in paying for their children's education, and to put away a considerable sum for future investments.

In this group: Diallo, Diarai
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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