A loan of $800 helped a member to buy 5 sachets of cassava couscous, 10 sacks of charcoal and 5 Faso danfani pagnes (traditional, wrap-around clothing).

Soom Be Wende Group's story

T. Celine is the representative of the Soom Be Wende group, and she is doing very well. She is married and has five children, the eldest is eighteen years old and the youngest is three years old. Two of her children currently attend school.

T. Celine has been preparing and serving meals for ten years. She also sells pagnes (traditional, wrap-around clothing) and charcoal. She stocks up at local markets in her district. She wants to buy five sachets of cassava couscous, ten sacks of charcoal and five Faso danfani pagnes. She plans to save her profits in order to be able to expand the range of goods and services which she offers.

T. Celine's ambition is to improve her profits and provide for the needs of her family.

In this group: T. Celine, Habibou, Fatimata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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