A loan of $850 helped a member to buy 10 sets of pagnes (a type of brightly-printed West African clothing) and two dozen ready-to-wear outfits.


Rakaye Group's story

Ms. Fatimata is the leader of the "Rakaye" group. She is the married mother of five children. The oldest is 18 and the youngest is 2 years old. Three of the children attend school, and Ms. Fatimata has six people in her care. Ms. Fatimata has sold pagnes (brightly-printed West African clothing) and ready-to-wear outfits for 15 years. She gets her supplies at the market in sector 10. Her customers are men and women. She wants to buy 10 sets of pagnes and two dozen ready-to-wear outfits. With her profits, Ms. Fatimata would like to manage her family and reinvest in her business. Her ambition is to enroll her children in school and provide for them.

In this group: Fatimata, Kiswendsida L.claudine, Mayoure
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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