A loan of $525 helped a member to purchase 5 "pagnes" (traditional African cloth) and 5 bottom outfits.

Pingdwend Group's story

Mariam is the representative of the Pingdwend group. She is married and the mother of 4 children, the oldest of whom is 16 and the youngest of whom is 5. Mariam has been selling pagnes (the traditional cloth of western Africa) and clothing for 5 years. She stocks up at the market in her region, and sells mainly to female customers. She would like to purchase 5 pagnes and 5 bottom outfits. She wants to save her profits to expand her business. Mariam's goals are to expand the boundaries of her business and to educate her children.

In this group: Mariam, Kotime, Alizeta, Rasmata, Azetta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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