A loan of $525 helped to buy traditional fabric for resale.

Amy's story

Mrs. Amy has been an entrepreneur for over five years. She is 41 years old and lives together with her children. She is married, but her husband is currently in Switzerland. This does not stop her from keeping active and managing the household as she waits for to her husband to send some money for everyday expenses. She rents a small store in the market, where she offers traditional wax cloth and Khartoum fabrics for sale. She is now on her fourth loan cycle with IMCEC and is seeking a loan of 250,000 West African francs to buy more fabric and replenish her merchandise stock. Customer demand is there, but if she can’t offer what’s needed, customers may go elsewhere. Amy begins her work day at 9 AM and ends at 5 PM. In the future, she would like to diversify her activities and sell cosmetic products as well.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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