A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy shoes and clothes to resell.

Deggo De Packy Group's story

Deggo de Packy is a group of four women who live in the same village and all engage in commerce. They are led by Amy, who is 35 years old, and who has her hand on her heart in the photo. She is married and a mother of three children, of whom the oldest is 8 years old and the youngest is one and a half years old.

Amy is a preschool instructor and also sells shoes and various clothing. She has [been a merchant] for three years and started [her business] with her own funds, thanks to her salary. She conducts her business in the afternoon after she returns home.

She helps meet the everyday expenses [of her family].

In the future, she wants to develop her business and open a small shop at her house or in the market.

In this group: Amy, Mariama, Diatou, Marième
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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