A loan of $300 helped to buy clothes to resell.


Astou's story

ASTOU is a female promoter who lives in a neighborhood not far from Guichet. She is a married mother. She has a relative who has a loan at the same institution, and she is on her third loan. She has been progressing in selling clothes and has more than 5 years of experience in it. She helps her husband in handling the daily expenses and her children’s school fees. She is asking for this amount to buy and sell men’s and women’s clothing. She starts her day at 9am and finishes at 7pm. In the future, she hopes to have a cosmetics boutique at the central market to augment her revenues. Thus, she will be able to diversify her products and improve her family’s living conditions.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W..



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