A loan of $300 helped buy fabrics and sewing material, to make pagnes for sale.


Aissata's story

Mrs. Aissata is a 48-years-old married mother who has been active in her business for more than three years. She buys all kinds of fabric she then makes into woven pagnes (colorful West-African fabric) and sells them in the surrounding area. She needs to buy items such as thread and fabric needed to make pagnes. This is why she is requesting a loan of 150,000 FCFA to achieve her objectives. Aissata has no financial obligations as her husband takes care of daily household expenditures. She belongs to a tontine (savings group) to which she contributes at the end of each month. Some day the benefits will enable her to further bolster her activities at zero percent interest rate.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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