A loan of $425 helped a member to buy two loads of wood and three sacks of charcoal.

Les Soeurs Unies Group's story

Mme Fatoumata represents the group called Les Soeurs Unies. She is married and the mother of five children. The oldest is 15 and the youngest three years old. Four of them attend school.

She sells firewood and charcoal and has been doing this for six years. She buys her firewood in the back country using trucks. Her customers are women from her neighborhood.

She wants to buy two loads of firewood and three sacks of charcoal. She wants to save her profits to expand her business. Her ambition is to extend her area of business and be able to afford the needs of her family.

In this group: Fatoumata, Adissa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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