A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase cotton napkins, towels and baby panties for her clothing business.


Aminata's story

This is 38 year-old Aminata. She is married, and has three children ages 13, 10 and 4, all attending school. She has one additional dependent, who was adopted as a son. In 1993, Aminata established her business selling baby clothing, diapers, flasks, oil, soap, walkers etc. She began her business because she was too poor to attend school. She used to sell with her elder sister but when she matured, her sister gave her some money to start a business. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 2,250,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Aminata has already received and successfully repaid three loans, and now requires a new loan in order to purchase flasks (large size) - 2 dozen @ Le750,000, baby walkers - 1 dozen @ Le120,000, nappies - 1 bundle @ Le1,120,000, flasks (small size) - 18 pieces @ Le50,000. The balance of Le40,000 will be used for transportation. In the future, Aminata plans to build a house, educate her children, acquire a shop and send her children abroad for further education. This loan will help to expand her business. Her major challenge is weather because during the rains, sales are very slow. She is a hardworking business woman She thanks you for your support.



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