A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy four boxes of paper, five batches of shirts and five boxes of pens of assorted colors.


Bendiara Group's story

Kalidjata is in charge of the Bendiara group. She is married, and a mother to four children. The oldest of her children is 23, while the youngest is 14 years of age. They all go to school, and she has seven people under her care.

Kalidjata has managed a business offering secretarial services (typing, photocopying) and selling telephone recharge cards for the past 12 years. She gets her supplies in the large market, and her customers are both male and female.

Kalidjata wants to buy four boxes of paper, five batches of shirts and five boxes of pens of assorted colors. With her savings, she wants to improve her business. She plans to expand her secretarial business, employ more people and ensure that her children are educated.

In this group: Amsétou, Emilienne 2°Jumelle, Oumou, Mariam, Kalidjata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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