A loan of $625 helped to purchase fabrics to resell.

Mara's story

MARA is a determined woman. She is a married mother of five, of whom three are girls, and two are boys. The oldest child is 17 years old, and the youngest is 5 attending kindergarten in the district. MARA is 45 years old and appears younger than she looks. Her work involves selling fabrics out of her home. She has over ten years of experience in this business

With this loan, she wants to bolster her stock of merchandise. In particular, she is going to purchase some thinner fabrics, such as khartoum, damask, and especially Wax ’pagnes’ (the colorful cloth of western Africa) that are the most used and the quickest to move on the market. Her customers include her family and friends, who really like how very practical and local a vendor she is. MARA has no overhead expenses, well, aside from what she feels she need for her household. So for the future of her business, she still needs to diversify her products and services.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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