A loan of $625 helped to purchase fabrics which will be transformed into clothes and resold and to purchase dry goods.

Rokhaya's story

Rokhaya lives in the same neighbourhood where her store is located. She is a 35-year-old married mother. She has never taken out a loan before, but because she wants to make her business more productive, she had the idea to approach our organisation and request a loan for 300,000 XOF. She needs this amount in order to purchase fabrics and dry goods. She has gained much experience in the retail of fabrics for women and, at the same time, she runs her own haberdashery. Along with her husband, she contributes towards paying for their family's daily living expenses. Rokhaya has 10 years of experience in this field and always starts her working day at 10 AM and finishes at 8 PM. In the future, she would like to open up her own clothing workshop so she can satisfy her customer's demands.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christopher Smith

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