A loan of $825 helped a member to purchase clothing, underwear, bras, undershirts, and towels or napkins to sell.

Kolgtaaba Group's story

Ms. RAMATA represents the group KOLGTAABA. She is a married mother of four children, of whom the oldest is 17 years old, and the youngest is 7. Two of them go to school. Ms. RAMATA has been selling a variety of clothing for children and adults since 2008. She gets her supplies from the Sector 10 market in town. Her customers include both men and women.

She wants to purchase a half-dozen pieces of clothing, a dozen undergarments, a half-dozen bras, some undershirts, blankets, and towels or napkins. She saves her profits to take care of her children. Her ambition is to open a big store and to become a wholesaler, so as to provide a good education to her children.

In this group: Alimata, Ramata, Rasmata, Youmali, Rosine, Alimata, Tegaouinde, Nassiratou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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