A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase a sewing machine to reduce her costs.

Fatou's story

Ms. Fatou is a clothier by trade. She lives near the branch office. She is a married mother of a family; she opened her workshop seventeen years ago. She also does commerce selling sewing supplies inside her sewing shop. She works by special order and displays ready-to-wear 'boubous'.

With this loan, she would like to bolster her business by acquiring a 'gros file' sewing machine enabling her to rid herself of the expenses she pays to other providers, as well as bolstering her sewing supplies store. Her main expense is her children's schooling costs. She opens her workshop at 8 AM and closes it again at 8 PM. For the future, she would like to purchase a car to facilitate her work.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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