A loan of $550 helped a member to buy six liters of oil, six liters of shea butter and eight liters of caustic soda.


Yirigui I Group's story

Bertine is the representative of the YIRIGUI I group. She is married and the mother of two children, aged 24 and 22. Her children are not in school. Bertine has three persons in her care.

Bertine has been making soap for six years. She buys her supplies at the Tampouy market and sells to both men and women. She wants to buy six liters of oil, six liters of shea butter and eight liters of caustic soda.

She plans to use her profits to strengthen her savings. Her goal is to buy some molds for the manufacturing of soap and to improve her family's living conditions.

In this group: Bertine, Mariam, Sita

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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