A loan of $975 helped to buy 10 sacks of corn, I sack of gari, one sack of millet and one sack of beans.

Sogbandji Solange's story

Sogbandji Solange is married and mother to four children, three of whom attend school. The eldest of the children is 14 years old and the youngest four. She has a hut where she has been selling corn, gari (a spice), millet and beans for a few years, and she buys her goods in the sub-region. Her wide and diverse customer base is made up mainly of semi-wholesalers and retailers. Sogbandji Solange wants to contribute to her children's schooling with her savings and also provide for adequate healthcare for them.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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