A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy three sacks of locust tree grain to make soumbala, and three dozen rolls of weaving thread.


Nawindsongti Group's story

Mrs. NAWINEBARKA is the leader of the NAWINDSONGTI group. She is doing well. She is married and the mother of six children. The oldest is 22 and the youngest is 6. All of them attend school. She has six people in her care.
She has been making and selling soumbala since 1998 (15 years). She also has been weaving for the past few months. She has been able to buy locust tree grain and rolls of weaving thread. She gets her supplies at the market in Bissighin in town. Her customers are men and women.
She would like to buy three sacks of locust tree grain to make soumbala and three dozen rolls of weaving thread.
She will use her profits to grow her business. Her business is going well because of her loan. Mrs. Nawinebarka has had a growing number of customers and has been able to care for her family. She would like to be able to meet the demands of all her customers with this new loan. She will be better able to take care of her family. Her goal is to expand her soumbala and fabric sales and to take better care of her family.

In this group: Nawinebarka, Hary, Ramata, Aminata, Guetoubsom Marie, Mariam, Adjara

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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