A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy five "pagnes" and some boxes of ointment.

Sigyongyaakadi Group's story

Safiatou is the representative of the SIGYONGYAAKADI group. She and her family are doing well. She is married and the mother of three children. Her oldest child is 15 years old, the youngest is 6. All three go to school.

Safiatou has been selling "pagnes" (colorful West-African fabrics) and cosmetics since 2007. She buys her goods at the District 10 market and sells to both men and women.

She wants to buy five pagnes and some boxes of ointment.

She wants to use her profits to take better care of her family. Her goal is to help her husband with the construction of their house, and also to expand her own business.

In this group: Safiatou, Awa, Rissanata, Assèta, Aïcha, Bibata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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