A loan of $925 helped a member to buy a supply of two rows of fuel for resale.

Song Ti Manague Group's story

Hortense is the manager for the Song Ti Manague Group. She is doing well. Hortense is married and the mother of six children. The oldest is 27 years and the youngest is eight years old. Three of her children currently attend school and Hortense has three dependents in her care.

Hortense has been a merchant of juices, fresh water and firewood for the past five years. She purchases her merchandise through home delivery and from markets in her district. Her clientele is made up of people who live in her district.

Hortense wants to buy a supply of two rows of fuel. She wants to expand her business with the income she earns. Hortense's ambitions are to sell and deliver her entire supply of fuel and to better educate her children.

In this group: Hortense, Fatimata, Talato, Aminata, Asseta, Mariam
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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