A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy 40 buckets of fresh cow milk.

Ngombol1 Group's story

Solidarity group NGOMBOL 1 was created on December 28, 2009. It's part of the "Banc Villageois de THIEO". It is composed of 14 women, all from the same village.

Mrs. C. (second women from the left on the back in the picture, raising her hand) is the group's president. She's 35 years old, married, and the mother of 3 children she has to support.

She has a small business selling yogurt. She buys fresh cow milk, turns it into yogurt, and sells it door to door. She's been running this business for five years. Her new loan will enable her to buy 40 buckets of milk on a regular basis.

With the profits drawn her business, she helps to support her family by purchasing food.

In this group: Mame Fatou, Binta, Mariama, Anna, Seynabou, Naïmana, Seynabou, Charlotte, Marie C., Oumy, Marie Paul, Germaine , Astou, Agnes

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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