A loan of $925 helped a member to purchase 'pagne' cloth and undergarments to sell.


Bernadette's Group's story

This group is composed of two women who guarantee one another in solidarity. Bernadette, the group's official, is 41 years old and the married mother of three children, of whom the oldest and the youngest are 10 and 3 years old, respectively. Bernadette has been a specialist in selling 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa) and undergarments for a few years. She gets her supplies from one of the markets abroad.

With the goal of increasing her capital and meeting the needs of her customers, Bernadette requested and obtained financing from Finadev, so as to grow her additional revenues and help cover her children's schooling costs.

Bernadette is on the left in the photo.

In this group: Bernadette, Irène

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey


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