A loan of $1,225 helped a member to purchase cassava couscous, oil, and fresh fish for her restaurant.

Badeya Group's story

Ms. SOLANGE represents the group BADEYA. She is doing well and has just had her fourth child. She is a married mother of four children. The oldest is 18 years old, and the youngest is 2 months old. The three attend school.

Ms. SOLANGE is in the restaurant business (selling atiéké, a kind of couscous made from fermented cassava meal) for ten years. She gets her supplies from the KILWIN market. Her customers are the inhabitants of the district (men, women, and children). She wants to purchase 10 bags of atiéké (cassava couscous), a container of oil, and a bag of fresh fish.

With the profits, she would like to bolster her business. Her ambition is to expand her business and to improve her family's living conditions.

In this group: Solange, Mamounata, Rakieta, Gisele, Mamouna

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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