A loan of $850 helped to purchase ready-to-wear clothing for children and resell it.

Marieme Diagana's story

Marième is 41 years old and has been in the business of selling children's ready-to-wear clothing for 5 years. She is a member of a group that received a loan for 50,000 francs CFA. In the hopes of obtaining a larger loan as an individual, she chose to request a loan herself of 400,000 francs CFA. With this loan, she will purchase dresses, t shirts, and shoes to resell to her customers who place the orders before the procures the items.

Marième does not have anyone in her care but still wants to improve her own living conditions by helping her husband, who is in charge of the daily expenses. She begins her day at 8am and returns home around 8pm.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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