A loan of $675 helped a member to further invest in her business selling food so that she can improve her family's standard of living.

Mena Group's story

Pictured here are members of the Mena group. They are requesting a loan of Le 500,000 for each member so that they can expand their businesses. This is the first loan these women are requesting from SMT/Kiva. With this loan, they hope to be able to expand their businesses, make better profit and consequently, improve their current standard of living.

Fatmata K. (second from left) is the leader of this group. Fatmata is now 39 years old and married with six children. One is in college, four are in secondary school and the last is not of school going age yet. Fatmata sells market food and has been in this business since 1982.

In this group: Fatmata, Marie, Konie, Aminata

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