A loan of $825 helped a member to buy five lengths of pagne [traditional wrap-around cloth] and four dozen pairs of children’s jeans.

Wendbenedo Group's story

Poko Anne is the head of the Wendbenedo group. She is a good person, is married, and has two children. The oldest of her children is 13, while the youngest is 3 years of age. One of her children goes to school, and she has two people under her care.

Poko Anne has worked for the past eight years selling clothing, shoes and pagnes [traditional wrap-around cloth]. She gets her supplies at a market in the part of town known as Sector 10, and all her customers live in this area. She wants to buy five lengths of pagne and four dozen pairs of children’s jeans. With her profits, she would like to save so that she can buy a plot of land. She plans to open a store to sell pagnes and ready-to-wear clothing, as well as to provide better schooling for her children.

In this group: Poko Anne, Judith, Zalissa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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