A loan of $550 helped a member to buy two cartons of tomato paste, some garlic, and a little dried okra.


Kilwin Benkadi Group's story

Mariam represents the Kilwin Benkadi group. Married, she is a mother of one child, who is six years old and goes to school. She also takes care of one other person. For the last year, Mariam has been selling condiments. She buys her goods in a market in her sector. Her customers are both men and women. She wants to buy two cartons of tomato paste, some garlic, and a little bit of dried okra. She hopes to save her profits and take better care of her family. She hopes to open her own shop in the future.

In this group: Mariam, Rihanata, Abzeta, Adjaratou, Djeneba, Kadidia
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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