A loan of $525 helped to buy damask and other fabrics for resale.

Assetou's story

Assetou was born in April 1978 in Sikasso. She is married, has four children and lives in a social housing unit in Sikasso (third administrative region of the Republic of Mali). Assetou has been selling women's clothing for around four years, she makes her sales on foot.

In order to respond better to the growing demands of her customers, Assetou works with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso. This will be her second loan with the organisation.

Assetou buys her supplies in Bamako and Dakar. She will use this loan to buy ten pieces of damask and ten pieces of other fabric, which she will then sell on foot, to women, for cash or on credit. She expects to earn a monthly average of 40,000 francs CFA, and will use her earnings to repay her loan and interest. She will save the rest of her earnings.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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