A loan of $500 helped a member to buy 10 pagnes.

Kobanka Group's story

Mrs. Brigitte represents the KOBANKA group. She is a married mother of two. The eldest is 5 and the youngest is 2. None of her children attend school and she has four people in her care. Mrs. Brigitte has been selling pagnes (traditional cloth wraps) for a year. She stocks up with pagne wholesalers at the big market. Her customers are men and women. She wants to buy ten pagnes. Mrs. Brigitte wants to save her earnings. She aspires to open a pagne boutique and help her children with their future.

In this group: Awinko Brigitte, Kadidiatou, Habibou, Saidou, Pengwende

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.

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