A loan helped a member to buy monkey bread, bissap [a drink made from dried hibiscus flowers], sugar to make juice, and cream to resell.

Haldifoty Mayo Group's story

Madame Mariama is a 35-Year-old married woman. She is the mother of 3 children, aged between 3 and 12 years old, all of whom are in school. Her husband is a driver in the area. She is the president of the " GROUPEMENT HALDIFOTY MAYO ". This group is made up of twelve women who have joined forces to apply for a loan to develop their small business of various products.
As for Mrs. Mariama, she sells ice cream, fruit juice, cream, etc.. She buys her supplies in Kédougou where her business is located.

With her part of the loan, she plans to purchase monkey bread, bissap [a drink made from dried hibiscus flowers], sugar, etc.

The business being profitable, Mrs. Mariama plans to get a second freezer despite the lack of funds.
In spite of this restrictions, she gets by with a monthly profit which helps her to support her husband, to take care of her children's schooling, the family's food, their health, etc. Mrs. Mariama has been active in this business for 5 years with a second income from the sale of fabrics.

In this group: Aissatou, Mariama, Bintou, Rouguiatou, Rama, Fanta, Khadidia, Fatoumata, Penda, Fanta, Fatoumata Bailo, Bintou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katell Maguet.

This loan is special because:

It enables women entrepreneurs to generate additional income and better provide for their families.

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