A loan of $800 helped a member to buy herself 1 ball of threads, 3 sequin rolls and ½ kg of dye.


Zongo Watinoma Group's story

Madam Asseta is the leader of the group Zongo Watinoma. Married, she is the mother of 5 children. The oldest is 15 years old and the youngest is 3 years old. Three go to school and she has 5 dependents. Madam has been making woven 'pagnes' [colorful African fabric] for 5 years. She gets her supplies at the market of her sector. Her customers are men and women Madam wants to buy herself 1 ball of threads, 3 sequin rolls and ½ kg of dye. With her profits, she wants to invest in her business and meet her payment deadlines. Madam has the ambition of expanding her business and taking care of her children's schooling.

In this group: Asseta, Yabre Habibou, Talato, Kotim, Rasmata, Adjara, Tankoudougou, Christine*
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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