A loan of $1,075 helped a member to purchase 'pagne' cloth and shoes to sell.

Wendtarpanga Group's story

Ms. LUCIENNE is the official of the group WENDTARPANGA. She is the married mother of three children. The oldest is 13 years old, and the youngest is 4. Two of the children go to school. She has one person to support.

Ms. LUCIENNE has been selling 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa) and footwear for eight years. She gets her supplies from the Paglayiri market. Her customers are men and women.

She wants to purchase 10 lengths of 'pagne' cloth and 15 pairs of shoes. She wants to save her profits. Her ambition is to improve her business (to become a wholesaler) and to help out her husband in covering family expenses.

In this group: Lucienne, Asseta, Diala

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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