A loan of $500 helped a member to buy three bags of beans and one bag of rice.


Soom Be Wende Group's story

T. Celine is the representative of the SOOM BE WENDE group. She is married and has five children, four of whom go to school. Her oldest child is 17 years old, the youngest is 3. She has five people in her care. T. Celine has been preparing and serving meals for ten years. She stocks up at local markets in her district and sells to men, women and children. She wants to buy three bags of beans and one bag of rice. She plans to save her profits and to have a savings account, so that she can buy a motorcycle. Her ambition is to expand her business and to help her husband take care of the family.

In this group: T. Celine, Habibou, Aguiratou, Fatimata, Laurentine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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