A loan of $4,575 helped a member to buy brooms and lemon juice.


Niassya Group's story

This "banc villageois" (loan group) was created on May 17, 2011. The group is composed of 42 women who live together and came together in the group because of similar tastes. Their businesses involve buying and selling small items, growing vegetables for sale, and growing rice. Madame Marie Noëlle Victoire who is on the right in the photo, raising her hand, is the leader of the group. She is 38, single, and the mother of two children for whom she is responsible. She has had a small-scale business selling brooms and lemon juice for two years. This loan will allow her to better develop her business which is currently expanding. The profit she will make will allow her to pay school fees and food expenditures for her children.

In this group: Olga, Djinegone, Marie Louise , Therese , Anaisse, Finette, Rolande Martina, Honorine, Hrotence , Isabelle, Charlotte Dida, Angele , Henriette, Lea, Mirielle, Suzane , Rita, Marie Nicole , Agnes, Aleonore, Suzele Amy, Lydie, Aminata, Marie Helene*, Octavia, Eva , Marie Noelle Victoire, Jacqueline Moise, Jacqueline Narcisse, Victoire, Minette, Emilienne , Annette, Helene Marie, Jeannette , Dortine, Hady, Emilie , Florence , Henriette, Nathaly, Evelyne*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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