A loan of $725 helped a member to buy 13 pagnes and 3 dozen ready-to-wear outfits.

Rakaye Group's story

Mrs. Fatimata is the leader of the Rakaye group. She is the married mother of five children aged 2 to 18, three of whom attend school. She supports six people.

Mrs. Fatimata has been selling pagnes (colorful West African cloth) and ready-to-wear apparel for 15 years. She buys her stock at the market of sector 10. Her customers are men and women.

She wants to buy 13 pagnes and three dozen ready-to-wear outfits.

She will use her profits to increase her savings. She wants to bolster her activity and help her husband with the household expenses.

The lady who is no longer a group member is standing on the right of Mrs. Fatimata and holding white pagnes in both hands.

In this group: Fatimata, Mayoure
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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