A loan of $2,250 helped a member to buy ten dozen pieces of ready-to-wear clothing, five dozen pieces of jewels, and some pagnes.


Sougrekonta 2 Group's story

Mrs. RASMATA represents the SOUGREKONTA 2 group. She is doing well. She is a married mother of three children. The eldest is 33, and the youngest is 21. One attends school, and she is responsible for two people. Mrs. RASMATA has been selling pagnes (traditional brightly colored cloths), jewels, and ready-to-wear clothing for twenty years. She stocks up in Lomé, in the Ivory Coast, in Mali, and in Cotonou. Her clients are women and men. Mrs. RASMAT wants to buy ten dozen pieces of ready-to-wear clothing, five dozen pieces of jewels, and some pagnes. With her profits, she wants to save up. She aspires to improve her business and ensure her daughter’s education.

In this group: Rasmata, Awa, Safiata, Maimouna, Wendkouni

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.



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