A loan of $1,425 helped to buy 'pagne' cloth, fabrics, shoes, jewelry, and bags.

Séna's story

Married to a teacher, Séna is 38 years old and a mother. To help her husband with the household expenses, she has been selling 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa), fabric, shoes, and handbags in a shop for the last 8 years. Her products are high quality and she is sought after from other parts of the city of Lomé. She wants to purchase a variety of merchandise and is requesting another loan to purchase 'pagnes,' fabric, shoes, and handbags.With the profits, she wants to open another shop, and hopes to secure the future of her family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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