A loan of $850 helped purchasing "pagnes".

Latifa's story

A. Latifa learned to sew and opened a little workshop which she calls « COUTURE INTELLECT ». She had the brilliant idea of incorporating the sale of lengths of African print cloth ("pagnes") which increased her turnover. She also uses these "pagnes" to make clothing that she sells to her clients.

She began her business in 1990. She is a long-time client of WAGES and has already received two loans. She is asking for a third loan from WAGES, intending to add 10 lengths of "pagne" to her stock. She is married and the mother of 2 children; she lives with her family in the Agoè Humbi district in the north of Lomé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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