A loan helped a member to buy sorrel to resell.


Calebasse De L Emergence 51 Group's story

The Calebasse de l émergence 51 group is made up of 10 women, who all live in the same area and work in commerce. The group is represented by Thilo (the one whose hand is raised in the photo). She has been selling juice for five years.

Her work day begins at 10 a.m. and finishes at 8 p.m. She is seeking a loan of 500,000 francs CFA. In the hopes of diversifying the products that she sells, this loan will allow her to buy sorrell to sell to the people in her area.

Thilo wishes to increase the profits she makes from her business, so that she can better cover the household's daily expenses and improve her family's diet.

She hopes to increase her savings, because she wants to build a room in the near future to improve her family's living environment.

In this group: Thilo, Yama, Ndoumbe, Rose, Delphine, Ndoffe, Anne Marie, Deguene, Khady, Binta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara.


This loan is special because:

It reaches very vulnerable borrowers to help them start and sustain businesses.



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