A loan of $225 helped to buy pagnes, necklaces, and shoes.


Solange's story

Solange S. was born on April 23, 1968. She is married to Ahanhanzo Armand GLELE and has five children, ages 20, 18, 16, 14, and 3, who are all in school. She herself had been provided with a primary school education and has been working for ten years. In the beginning, she sold various goods. Currently, she distributes them. Her customers order pagnes (colorful West African cloth), necklaces, and shoes that they buy from her. She acquires her stock in Lomé. Her husband has helped. The other Kiva loans have enabled her to expand her offering. In the future, she would like to open a fish shop and to sell various goods in bulk.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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