A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy 5 lengths of pagnes, 1/2 dozen pairs of shoes, and 1/2 dozen pieces of clothing.


Ya Nere Group's story

Haoua is the Ya Nere group leader. She is married and the mother of 4 children aged between 12 years and 10 months. Two children are going to school and Haoua is responsible for 3 people. She is doing well.

Haoua has been selling pagnes (highly decorative and colourful West African fabric), ready-to-wear clothes, and shoes for 10 years. She gets her supplies at the Sector 10 market in town. Her customers are both women and men.

She managed her previous loan well and is very happy. [For this loan] Haoua would like to buy 5 lengths of pagnes, 1/2 dozen pairs of shoes, and a 1/2 dozen pieces of clothing.

She will use her profits to improve her business and to buy herself a motorbike. She would like to expand her business to better serve her customers and to be able to save up money. She hopes one day to open her own shop.

In this group: Haoua, Pegdwende Valerie, Alizeta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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