A loan of $850 helped a member to buy four loads of wood.

Les Soeurs Unies Group's story

Fatoumata represents the Sœurs Unies [united sisters] group. She is married and mother to five children, the oldest of whom is 15 and the youngest 3 years of age. Four of her children go to school, and she has five people under her care.

Fatoumata has worked selling firewood for six years. She gets her supplies from trucks in the provinces, and her customers are female.

Fatoumata wants to buy four loads of wood. She wants to save her profits to buy a gold-detecting machine, and plans to expand her area of business while also looking after her family.

In this group: Fatoumata, Christiane, Adissa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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