A loan of $525 helped to purchase fabrics for sale in the market.


Fatimata Houdou's story

Madame Fatimata is a courageous and active lady. Despite her age (53 years old), she continues to grow her fabric business, which she has run for over 10 years. She is married with children, and assists her husband with daily expenditures and her children's school fees. Madame Fatimata is seeking a loan of 250,000F in order to purchase new fabrics and boost her business. She begins her day at 8am and ends at 6pm. She wishes to open other stores in order to grow her revenues and finish building her house which is currently under construction. She chose this type of work out of love, and moreover in order to fight poverty.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne



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