A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy 22 "pagnes", each measuring 3 x 1 meters.


Sountongnoma Group's story

G. Ivonne is the representative of the SOUNTONGNOMA group. She is doing well. She is married and the mother of seven children. Her oldest child is 35 years old, the youngest is 12. Two of her children are in school, and she supports six additional persons.

She has been selling "pagnes" (colorful West-African fabrics) for the past 16 years. She buys her merchandise at the District 10 market and sells to both men and women.

She wants to buy 22 pagnes, each measuring 3 x 1 meters.

She wants to save her profits in order to boost her business. She would like to expand her activity and help her husband cover the family's expenses.

In this group: G. Ivone, Aissa, Ami, Fatimata, Clotide
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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