A loan of $575 helped a member buy three dozen tops for women and girls and 15 complete outfits for children.


Tongnooma Group's story

Mrs. Sompassekde is the representative for the Tongnooma group. She is married and has no children. Although she does not have school-age children she financially supports one person. For the past three years she has been selling ready-wear clothing for women, girls and boys. She buys her merchandise in town at the 10th district market. Her customers are women, girls and children. She wants to buy three dozen tops for women and girls and 15 complete outfits for children. She is saving her profits in order to increase the size of her business. Her goal is to buy a motorcycle and to help pay for her family's expenses.

In this group: Sompassekde, Mariam, Kadigue, Gyestalba Sabine, Hawa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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