A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase damask cloth and pagnes (traditionally printed West African cloth).

Kayi's story

Kayi is 51 years old and a mother of three children, one of whom is enrolled in school. She is a retailer by profession, and for two years has been selling her wares on foot. The goods she sells include pagnes (traditionally printed West African cloth) and damask cloth, as well as various sundries. As her products are of high quality, they sell like hotcakes. Unfortunately, at this time Kayi lacks the funds to keep additional merchandise in stock.

For this reason, she has come to WAGES to request her first loan. Kayi will use this loan to buy a supply of pagnes and damasks, among other things. With the income she earns, Kayi would like to to ensure the prosperity of her family. She plans to make her business more permanent by opening a shop where she will sell her goods.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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