A loan of $150 helped to buy 8 pieces of "pagne" cloth.

Hélène's story

Mrs. Helene is married and mother of four children; the oldest is 14 years old and the youngest is 1 year old. Three attend school. She has five dependents. She has sold "pagne" fabric for five years. She stocks up at the Sector 10 market. Her customers are all over the city because she is a street vendor. She wants to buy eight pieces of "pagne" cloth. With her profits, she wants to strengthen her business. Her goal is to continue her business in order to open her own shop.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh

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