A loan of $4,275 helped a member grown and promote her small business.


Manko Group's story

The Manko solidarity group was created on June 28, 2010. It is composed of 19 women, all living in the same neighborhood. This is a very dynamic and united group. Their main business activities is retail and raising livestock.

Mrs. Yaye Rama B., on the far right in the photo, wrapped in a yellow outfit, is the group’s leader. She is 51 years old. She is married and the mother of eight. She also takes care of her granddaughter.

She has been working as a small retailer for ove 10 years. She stocks up on soap, incense, traditional “pagnes” fabrics etc., in order to resell these wares in her village. This loan will allow her to grow her business and to increase her income. Her goal is to boost her savings and to help her husband provide for the family needs, such as the costs of healthcare, schooling and food.

In this group: Oulimata, Aminata, Awa, Coumba, Yaye Rama, Coura, Fatou Fatel, Fatou, Yacine, Aissata, Mareme, Sokhna, Mame Daro, Taibou, Anta, Awa, Faty Fall, Khady, Aby

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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