A loan of $975 helped to purchase "pagnes" (traditional West African cloth), cosmetics and sundries for resale.


N'zinga's story

N'zinga is a young woman of 37 and a retailer of "pagnes" (traditional West African cloth), cosmetics and sundries. She is married to a teacher and is the mother of a five-year-old child who attends school.

N'zinga has been selling her goods since 2007. She is seeking her first loan from WAGES in order to stock her inventory of cosmetics and "pagnes". N'zinga's goal is to save her additional income so that she can open her own shop and ensure the financial stability of her family.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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