The women all come from the same village and have very strong ties as a result of working together and helping one another. They work as small traders and also in rain-fed agriculture.
Diabou (sitting on the far right of the photo, with her hand raised) is the loan representative. She is 55 years old, married and has four children, two boys and two girls. She sells peanut paste at the regional, international market. She buys the finished product from her friends who have processed the peanuts. She then sells the paste wholesale by the bucket, or in small quantities.
Diabou will use her loan to buy at least five buckets (at 10,000 francs CFA) to be used in the resale of the peanut paste. She will use her earnings to help her husband with the day-to-day expenses and needs of their family.
Madame Diabou (assise à l’extrême droite avec une main levée), est l’emprunteuse vedette du groupe. Elle est mariée, est âgée de 55 ans et mère de quatre enfants : dont deux garçons et deux filles. Elle est vendeuse de patte d’arachide au marché international de la sous région. Elle se procure le produit fin auprès de ses camarades transformatrice pour la revente en gros par seau et au détail selon le besoin.
Avec son nouveau crédit, elle prévoit d’acheter au moins 05 seaux à 10 000 F CFA pour la revente.
Les bénéfices, elle compte les utiliser pour appuyer son mari dans la gestion quotidienne des besoins de la famille.
About CAURIE Micro FinanceThe mission of CAURIE Micro Finance is to contribute sustainably and to offer microfinance services adapted to impoverished micro-entrepreneurs, primarily women, based on the principles of ‘credit for the poor’ and on microfinance best practices, all while investing in order to become financially independent.
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