A loan of $3,525 helped a member to buy three pieces of damask fabric and some silk.

Mareme's Group's story

This group comprises five women who live in the same neighborhood. They are all involved in retail and are united by strong social ties.

Mareme is the group's representative. She is married and the mother of an 8-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter.

Mareme sells fabrics. She plans to use her loan to buy three pieces of damask fabric for a total of 270,000 francs, as well as some silk for 205,000 francs. She has been involved in this activity for five years and has a good experience in her field. She is doing quite well and is well-known as a fabric seller.

She uses her profits to take care of her own needs and to constantly increase her stock of merchandise. Her husband is the one managing all the household's expenses.

In this group: Mareme , Coumba , Oumy , Arame, Sylvie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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