A loan of $600 helped to buy fabrics, cosmetic products, and ready-to-wear outfits to resell.

Fatema's story

Ms. Fatema, aged 45, has been working in commerce since the age of 6. She sells fabrics, ready-to-wear outfits, and incense. She also sells soap and cosmetics. She is asking for a renewal of 300,000 francs CFA to be able to buy perfume, lotions, and soap.

Fatema has system for selling that consists of offering merchandise on credit and collecting the money daily. She has succeeded in paying back her loan normally and in diversifying her products and services.

Fatema is married and supports her husband in managing day-to-day expenses.

In the future, she would like to expand her business by varying her sales.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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