A loan of $2,475 helped a member buying provisions in order to develop her restaurant.

Waly Dioulbe Group's story

The solidarity group WALY DIOULBE is part of the Banc Villageois of Velingara Foulbe Marewe. It is composed of ten women from the same district and was created on July 17, 2006. The group members organized themselves by proximity and affinity.

Ms. Mariama B. (at the far right in the photo and wearing a white veil) is the leader of the solidarity group. She is 51 years old, married, and the mother of 12 children. She is also the guardian of two others, who are entrusted to her by relatives.

Mariama works in food catering. Her loan will enable her to stock up on foodstuffs in order to develop her business further. Her goal is to help cover schooling costs for her children and to help her husband to meet family expenses.

In this group: Mariam, Djidere, Diarraye, Fatoumata, Salif Dian, Ramatoulaye, Sadio, Fatoumata Binta, Ousmane, Fatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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