A loan of $325 helped to buy used clothes for resale.


Mame Anta's story

Mame Anta is 51 years old, married, and the mother of a family. For over ten years, she has been actively involved in selling used clothing. She started in this business with a very small amount of money (35,000 CFA francs) and first bought a bail of baby clothes with which she made a profit of 13,000 CFA francs. She gradually grew her business, and she is now requesting a loan which will allow her to buy twice as much, or even three times as much merchandise than the first time. Mame Anta helps her husband to cover the daily expenses of the household. In the future, she would like to open a large used clothes store and to also start selling shoes.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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