A loan of $4,650 helped a member to buy peanut butter and palm oil to sell.


Linkito Samba Group's story

The Linkito Samba group is on their fourth loan in the bancs villageois program. It consists of 46 women who live in the same village. Their primary business is small commerce. Mrs. Salimatou (seated to the far left, inset) is the head of the group. She is 66 years old, married, and a mother of three. She sells peanut butter and palm oil in the weekly markets. She has several years of experience doing this. With her new loan, she is going to buy peanut butter and palm oil to sell. The profits from this business will allow her to support her husband in paying for their family’s food, health, and education.

In this group: Fatoumata, Bandierou, Hawa, Aminata Djidere, Kadia, Houleye, Adama, Diabou, Bobo, Adama, Kadiatou, Haly, Aïssatou, Oumou, Salimatou, Aïssatou, Bankou, Coumba Hegue, Kondo, Aminata, Hawa, Kadiatou , Diadia, Ansarou, Coumba, Diaboulele, Fatoumata, Siring, Diary, Safietou, Coumba, Dieynabou, Malo, Macounde, Coumba, Ramatoulaye, Soumaye, Hawa, Diabouyel, Mariama, Sirafa, Mariama, Djide, Bambaye, Ramatou, Dieynabou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.



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