A loan of $950 helped a member to buy one sack of cabbage, three tins of beans, and one cart of firewood.


Kos Wende Group's story

Mrs. S.Marie is the representative for the group Koswende. She is married and has two children. The oldest is 17 and the youngest is 14. One is attending school. She has five people under her care. She has been selling condiments, cereals, and firewood for five years. She buys her supplies at the nearby Toécé large market in a nearby village. Her clients are composed of women from the neighborhood. She wants to buy one sack of cabbage, three tins of beans, and a cart of firewood. She is using the profits to increase the size of her business and improve her family's living conditions. She hopes to buy a gas cylinder and help her husband with the family expenses.

In this group: S.marie, W.noelie, P.angele, Nathalie, Adele, Mariam
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Manuel Carreiro



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