A loan helped a member to buy 35 bags of charcoal and 40 clay pots, to make savings.


Allah N'tessa Group's story

TIGTIM HAOUA is the leader of the group Allah N'Tessa. She is married and had 6 children; the oldest is 43 and the youngest 23. None of them went to school and she also looks after 10 people.

She has been selling charcoal and clay pots for 8 years. She gets her supplies from the markets in Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou.

With this loan, she will buy 35 bags of charcoal and 40 clay pots. She want to add the profits to her savings. Her ambition is to open a second small store for clay pots and support her children and grandchildren.

In this group: Tigtim Haoua, Sanata, Piga Marie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Tim Gibson.


This loan is special because:

It empowers borrowers to grow their businesses.



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