A loan of $975 helped a member to purchase 10 pagnes [traditional cloths] and 20 [sets of] hair extensions.

Gwladys Elingnan's Group's story

This is a group made up of two women who are mutually guaranteeing their loan. Gwladys, the group's leader, is 32 years old, married, and the mother of three children attending school. The eldest is 18 and [the youngest is] 13 years old.

Gwladys has been selling hair extensions and pagnes [traditional cloths] for several years and gets her supplies in one of the outdoor markets. With the goal of increasing her stock capacity and fulfilling her clients' expectations, she has sought and obtained a micro-loan from Finadev in order to maximize her profits and to contribute to her children's education. Gwladys appears at left in the photo.

In this group: Gwladys Elingnan, Assiba Irène Théodora

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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