Sam Soom Group
Update on Sam Soom GroupThe Communal Bank SAM SOOM which already has a loan cycle, but now has two new members, is made up of 9 people.
The majority of the women live in the Tembladerani area. They sell CDs and mobile phone accessories, others sell high end clothes which are well known in the group. There are also two men who live in the same area.
The president is called Shirley, she sells mobile phone accessories and CDs on a central avenue that runs through the city of La Paz. She is an established member and very responsible. She has been working in this trade for two years.
She will use the loan money to buy mobile phone accessories for the end of year holiday period. Shirley is a hard working young person and grateful to the institution for the support it provides.
Previous Loan DetailsThis is a new community bank, but with two senior members, it is comprised of eight people. The majority of the women live in the Tembladerani zone. They sell CDs and cellular accessories. Others sell high end clothes that are well known in the group. There are also two men who live in the same… More from Sam Soom Group's previous loan »
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