A loan of $950 helped a member to purchase fifty sacks of néré tree seed to make soumbala, and a roll of weaving thread.

Nawindsongti Group's story

Nawinebarka is the well-spoken representative of the Nawindsongti group. She is married and the mother of six children. The eldest is 22 and the youngest 5 years old. All six attend school, and she has no other dependents.
She has been making and selling soumbala since 1998 (fifteen years), and she also began weaving a few months ago. She buys her supplies at the market in the town of Bissighin, and her customers are both men and women. She wants to purchase fifty sacks of néré seeds in order to make soumbala, and one roll of weaving thread. She wants to save her profits, and plans to assist with paying for the children's education as well as helping to take care of the family.

In this group: Nawinebarka, Hary, Aminata, Guetoubsom Marie, Mariam, Adjara

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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