A loan of $650 helped a member to buy work tools.


Mawe Group's story

Mawe Group is made up of both men and women. Its president is Yao, a trained cultivator. He's 35 years old, married to a cultivator, and the father of three children, who all go to school. His first child is 12, the second is 6 years old.

Since 1999, Yao has been growing corn in his neighborhood in Central Region, and constantly gets supplies in the town of Sokodé.

In his business, Yao gets help from one family member. For the first time, he is seeking financial support from Kiva's partner, WAGES, in order to buy more powerful tools.

With his supplementary income, he intends to build a home, and ensure the well-being and education of his children.

Yao is thinking about expanding his cultivable area in the future to ensure that his family remains food self-sufficient.

In this group: Yao, Essoham, Bernadette, Yoma, Gilbert, Nana, Minssa, Abdel-Aziz
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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