A loan of $1,075 helped a member to buy a sack of wheat flour to make her cakes.

Allabeko Group's story

Madame Compaoré is the president of the Allabeko group. She is married and the mother of 5 children. Her oldest child is 16 and her youngest is 3. 4 of her children go to school She is responsible for caring for 5 people.

Madame Compaoré sells cakes, fruits and vegetables, and sesame. She has had this business for the past 12 years. She buys her supplies at the Semba Grand Market. Her clients are her neighbors.

She wants to use her loan to buy wheat flour in order to produce more cakes.

Madame Compaoré wants to use the profits from her business to feed her family and contribute to the school fees for her children who go to school. Her ambition is to sell cakes further from her neighborhood and in other parts of the country. She would like to install running water for her family.

In this group: Aïssèta, Mamounata, Bibata, Fatimata, Haoua

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Kathy Guis

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