A loan of $1,350 helped a member to buy 5 bolts of pagnes and 3 bolts of damask pagnes.


Sountongnoma Group's story

G. Ivone is the representative of the Sountongnoma group. She is married and the mother of 7 children, the eldest of whom is 35 and the youngest, 12. Two of her children go to school and she is responsible for 2 people. She has been selling pagnes (highly colourful and decorative West African cloth) for 16 years. She gets her supplies at the Sector 10 market. Her customers are women and men.

G. Ivone would like to buy 5 bolts of pagnes and 3 bolts of damask pagnes. She would like to save her profits so that she can strengthen her business. She wishes to extend her range of business activities and to help her husband with the household expenses.

In this group: G. Ivone, Aissa, Ami, Fatimata, Clotide

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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