A loan of $600 helped a member to buy a cartload of firewood and 5 bags of African locus beans to make sumbala (a traditional condiment).

Pamgnodo Group's story

Mrs. Haoua represents group Pamgnodo. She is married and a mother of three. Her oldest is 38 years old and her youngest 16. One of her children goes to school. She has five people in her care.

She has been preparing and selling sumbala for twenty years. She gets her supplies from neighboring villages (Tanghin Dassouri and Baossa). Her clients are women and men.

She wants to purchase five bags of African locus beans to prepare sumbala, as well as one cartload of firewood.

She is putting money aside and pays for her children's school with her savings. Her ambition is to build a house to live in and to enlarge her sumbala sales outlets.

In this group: Haoua, Mamounata, Clémentine, Emma, Billa Brigitte, T.alizeta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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