A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy 100 sets of Bazin pagnes.


Bassyyam Group's story

Mrs. Azara is the representative of the group BASSYYAM. She is doing well. She is married with four children ages 10 to 16. Three of them go to school. She supports one child, and her husband supports the others.

Mrs. Azara has been selling pagnes (colorful West-African cloth) and music instruments for 9 years. She buys her merchandise in Lomé and in Mali. Her customer base is composed of men and women. Lately, her merchandise has included household items such as floor cloths, brooms, buckets, basins, etc. as demand for music instruments has been low. Everything went well.

She plans to buy 100 sets of Bazin pagnes. Her profits will go to her household and her family’s well-being.

Mrs. Azara has stated that the credits obtained have helped her to double her sales and to provide for her child’s healthcare. This new loan will allow her to open a second shop at the market of Pissy. She wants to expand her business and provide for her child’s education.

Please note that the lady dressed in yellow and red, standing next to the one in light blue, is no longer a member of the group.

In this group: Azara, Adissa, Aicha, Joanna, Celestine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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