A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy 15 "pagnes", 15 pieces of damask fabric and a dozen pair of shoes.


Benit Group's story

Bouanpoundi is the representative of the BENIT group. She is doing well. She is married and the mother of four children who all go to school. Her oldest child is 22 years old and her youngest is 13.

Bouanpoundi has been selling "pagnes" (colorful West-African fabrics) as well as damask fabrics for the past four years. She stocks up in Mali and in Lomé.

She wants to buy 15 pagnes, 15 pieces of damask fabric and a dozen pair of shoes. She is planning to use her profits to expand her business. Her goal is to open her own shop.

In this group: Bouanpoundi, Manipougouidiba, S Fatimata, Binta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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