A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy 20 packets of beads and 10 packets of string to make more jewelry.

Ahalil Soum Group's story

Haoua is the president of the AHALIL SOUM group. She lives in Nongremassom in Ouagadougou. She is single raising five children, of whom two are enrolled in school.

She makes jewelry and necklaces. She has been doing this for seven years. She buys her supplies in Ouagadougou. She mainly sells to people from the Ivory Coast with a few clients who come from other regions of Burkina.

With this loan, she wants to buy 20 packets of beads and 10 packets of string so that she can produce more jewelry.

She uses her profit to invest in selling women's clothing. In the future, she would like to buy a plot of land and a motorcycle. She would also like to put in electricity and running water in her family home.

In this group: Haoua, Aguiratou, Roukieta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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