A loan of $2,100 helped a member to purchase 'pagne' cloth, bed sheets, and damask fabrics.


Benit Group's story

Ms. BOUANPOUNDI is the official of the group BENIT. She is a married mother of four children. The oldest is 22, and the youngest is 13. Four go to school.

Ms. BOUANPOUNDI has been selling water, 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa), bed sheets, and damask fabrics for four years. She gets her supplies from BOBO. Her customers include both men and women. She wants to purchase a dozen lengths of 'pagne' cloth, a dozen bed sheets, and a dozen lengths of damasks. She wants to save her profits. Her ambition is to open a big store.

In this group: Bouanpoundi, Manipougouidiba, S Fatimata, Binta
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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