A loan of $525 helped a member to buy five rows [of firewood] and 18 sacs of charcoal.

Ami De Jesus Group's story

Aminatou represents the Amis de Jesus group. Married, she is a mother of five children. Her oldest child is 22 years old, while her youngest is a one year old. Three of the children go to school. She has three [other] people under her care.

She has been selling charcoal, fire wood, and lace pagne cloth since 1998. The wood is delivered to her house. And she procures the charcoal from the town of Leo and the pagnes from wholesalers in town. Her customers are her neighbors, friends, and retailers.

She wants to buy five rows [of firewood] and 18 bags of charcoal. With her earnings, she wants to reinvest in her business. She hopes to become a large seller by having her own supply of wood brought down by trucks and helping her husband with the family expenses.

In this group: Aminatou, Awa, Odette, Marie Bibiane, Aissata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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