A loan of $400 helped a member to buy herself 1 bag of peanuts, several packages of atiéké [couscous made from manioc], 10 bunches of plantain bananas (Aloco) and potatoes for the fries.


Tongre Group's story

Toyiou Ivette is the leader of the group Tongre. Married, she is the mother of 3 children. The oldest is 8 years old and the youngest is 4 months old. Two children go to school and she has 4 dependents.

Toyiou Ivette has been selling peanut butter, atiéké [couscous made from manioc] and fries for 4 years. She gets her supplies in Pô and Sitarail (train station). Her customers are men and women.

She wants to buy herself 1 bag of peanuts, several packages of atiéké [couscous made from manioc], 10 bunches of plantain bananas (Aloco) and potatoes for the fries.

She wants to save her profits. Toyiou Ivette has the ambition of opening a restaurant and supporting her husband with the family responsibilities.

In this group: Toyiou Yvette, Zenabou, Katitie, Monique
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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