A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy three big buckets of local perfume to sell during the rainy season..


Debayouma Group's story

Mme HAOUA is the representative of the group called DEBAYOUMA. She is married and the mother of eight children. The oldest is 27 and the youngest is eight years old. Three of them are in school. Mme Haoua is responsible for three people.

Mme Haoua sells various goods such as juice, traditional African cloth, shoes, and local perfume, but her main activity has been selling juice: 'zoom koom', 'gnamakou' etc. since 1992. She buys her goods in Bobo, in the market of Cissin and in the village. Her customers come from various places to the open air market where she sells her goods.

Mme Houa would like to buy three big buckets of local perfume ('houssina') to sell during the rainy season when it is not possible to sell much juice. She wants to reinvest her profit in her business. She would like to expand her business, operate it economically, and put her children in better schools.

In this group: Haoua, Aicha, Aissata, Aminata, Aguiratou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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