A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy office supplies including six reams of paper, eight cartons of folders, and five boxes of Bic pens.


Bendiara Group's story

Mrs. Hamsetou is the leader of the BENDIARA group. She is married with four children aged 15 to 24 who all go to school. She is supporting seven people. Mrs. Hamsetou has been selling mobile phone recharge cards and running a secretarial service business (data entry, photocopy) for the past 12 years. She buys her supplies from resellers at the big market. Her customers are men and women. Mrs. Hamsetou wishes to stock up on office supplies (six reams of paper, eight cartons of folders, and five boxes of Bic pens). She adds her profits to her savings. She plans to bolster her activity and hire more staff, and to help her husband with the household expenses.

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



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