A loan of $1,375 helped a member to buy 30 pagnes and 15 sets of Bazin fabric.


Pingdataaba Group's story

Mrs. Irene is spokesperson for the Pingdataaba group. She is in good health, married and the mother of two children. The oldest is seven years old and the youngest is three. One child attends school, and she has four persons to support. She has been selling pagnes (colorful West-African fabric) for 11 years. She gets her supplies from Lomé and at the Sector 10 market. Her customers are friends and neighbors. She wants to buy 30 lengths of pagnes and 15 outfits of Bazin fabric. She wants to improve her business with her savings. Her continuing ambition is to help her husband with the children's education and to buy a plot of land.

In this group: Irene, Korotimi, Salamata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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