A loan of $825 helped a member buy 3 bags of sorghum and 4 cartloads of wood to make "dolo," a local beverage.

Saint Jean Baptiste Group's story

Delphine is the representative of the "Saint Jean Baptiste" group. Delphine is married and is the mother of five children ranging in age from two months to 13 years. Three of her children go to school.

For the past eight years, she has been making and selling "dolo" (millet beer). She buys her supplies at the Bendatoega market. Her clients are both men and women. She would like to buy three sacks of red sorghum and four cartloads of wood to make her dolo.

She would like to reinvest her profits. She would like to grow her business and help with her children's schooling.

In this group: Delphine, Odette, Lamoussa, Marie Chantal, Kouka, Sitta Delphine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin

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