A loan of $875 helped commerce in dyed cloth, palm oil, and dried fish.


Mariama's story

Mariama T., age 43, is married and the mother of seven children, including two daughters who are already married. She has been a member of the village loan group Kandé Alassane for eight years and wants to buy some dyed fabrics, jewelry, palm oil, and dried fish to bolster her commerce. Her income enables her to help cover family expenses. The loan she is requesting will be repaid all at once at the end of six months.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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