A loan of $525 helped to buy clothing.


Haby's story

Born around 1969 in Kolomina, Haby lives, with her husband and three children, in a traditional family in the Lafiabougou district of the town of Selingue. Being unable to continue with her studies, Haby quickly became interested in money-making activities, notably in buying and selling clothes from Bamako and wax pagnes (traditional wrap-around clothing) from Lomé, in Togo. This will be Haby's second loan from the field partner Soro Yiriwaso, and it will be used to buy 50 wax pagnes from wholesalers. Haby makes cash, credit and retail sales from her home, at the market and at fairs local to Kangare. Her customers are both men and women. Haby hopes to make a monthly profit of 50,000 francs CFA, which will be used to help her husband with the financial needs of their family, to repay the loan and to reinvest in their businesses.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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