A loan of $450 helped a member to buy three bags of manioc flour and two bags of charcoal.

Wendnetondo Group's story

Mrs. Sakinatou is the leader of the Wendetondo group. She is married and the mother of two. The eldest is 7 years old and the youngest three years old. One child is in school. She has one other dependent.

Mrs. Sakinatou has been selling “garie” (manioc/cassava flour), charcoal, yams and pineapples for two years. She stocks up in Lomé, in Cotonou and in Ghana. Her customers are women as she deals with female wholesalers.

She would like to buy three bags of “garie” and two bags of charcoal. She would like to save her revenues and improve her business. Her goal is to become a wholesaler and to help her husband provide for the family.

In this group: Sakinatou, Bintou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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