A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy work tools.

Tontine Sourou Group's story

An all-male cooperative group, the Tontine Sourou Association is led by its president Patcham. A farmer by trade, Patcham is married to a housewife and is the father of eight children, all in school. His oldest child is 20 years old and his youngest is 6 years old. Now age 43, Patcham, has been cultivating corn and beans since 1991 in his neighborhood in the central region of the county, and he buys his supplies in the city of Sokodé. Patcham is assisted in his work by ten employees and four members of his family. He is requesting his third loan through WAGES for the purchase of better work tools. He plans to save up his extra income. In the future, Patcham is thinking of enlarging his arable land and buying a tractor. He would also like a house for his family, and a motorcycle for himself.

In this group: Patcham, Kpatcha, Tchoou, Koffi, Kossi, Koffi, Tchilabalo, Mandjababa, Komi

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