A loan of $1,600 helped a member buy coffee.

Mbene's Group's story

The 'banc villageois' loan association to which this group of three women belongs, was created on 16 November 2010. The women who make up the group are mainly retail traders and maintain good relations.

Mbene (standing on the right of the photo) is 62 years old. She is a widow and the mother of five children, of whom three are boys.

With the loan she intends to buy 10 bags of coffee at 20,000 francs a bag. She then retails the coffee and can make up to 22,500 francs a bag.

The profits will serve the objective of helping her children meet their needs.

In this group: Mbene, Soda, Anta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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