A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy one sack of beans, one 20-liter can of oil, and one sack of corn flour (couscous).


Wendsongdo Watinoma Group's story

Mrs. Pauline represents the Wendsongdo Watinoma group. She is married and the mother of 5 children. The oldest is 17 and the youngest is 4. Three of them attend school and she does not have anyone else in her care at this time because the kids are with their father.

She has been preparing and serving cooked beans for two years. Mrs. Pauline gets her supplies at the market in Pissy. Her customers are those who shop at the market, her friends, and neighbors.

She wants to buy one sack of beans, one 20-liter can of oil, and one sack of corn flour (couscous).

She will use her profits to build up her business. Her goal is to sell sacks of beans wholesale to help pay for her children’s schooling.

In this group: Pauline, Fatimata, Balkissa, Sadia, Fati, Fati

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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