A loan of $3,700 helped a member to purchase kerosene, sugar, and traditional soap to sell.

Hawa's Group's story

Created on May 7, 2009, this group is composed of women who are very active in agriculture in their village. Their solidarity is unwavering. They are dedicated to small-scale commerce to reduce barriers for obtaining typical consumer products.

Ms. Hawa (seated at the right with her left hand raised) is the featured borrower of the group. She is a widow and a mother of seven children, including four boys. Despite her advanced age, she remains very helpful in the group, since she acts as the group's sage and advisor. Her business involves selling soap, powdered sugar, and various other supplies, and she sells kerosene for home use. She has had this business for over two decades.

Her new loan will enable her to purchase: 100 liters of kerosene at 96,000 francs CFA; 2 sacks of sugar at 50,000 francs; and some traditional soap at 4,000 francs.

The profits will enable her to ensure her family's needs are met and to finish a building in which to live.

In this group: Hawa, Fatoumata, Egue, Hawa, Fatoumata, Adama Awa, Aissatou, Mariama, Coumba, Rokiya, Hassanatou, Fatoumata, Diabou, Demmo, Goundo, Dado, Mamassa, Adama, Woury, Maimouna, Tening

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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