A loan of $1,050 helped a member to purchase 'pagne' cloth and damask outfits to sell.


Pingdataaba Group's story

Ms. IRENE is the official of the group PINGDATAABA. She is a married mother of two children. The oldest is 7 years old, and the youngest is 3, and one of them goes to school. She has four persons to support.

Ms. IRENE has been selling 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa) for eleven years. She gets her supplies from Lomé and at the Sector 10 market. Her customers are friends and neighbors.

She wants to purchase 20 lengths of 'pagne' cloth and 10 outfits of damask fabrics.

With her savings, she wants to improve her business. Her ambition is to help out her husband in covering her children's schooling costs and to buy a plot of land.

In this group: Irene, Korotimi, Salamata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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