A loan of $4,050 helped a member to buy monkey bread and dried hibiscus plus ingredients (sugar, "sachets", succulent plants).

Badima Group's story

The group was set up on 27th May 2007 and is made up of 27 women who all live in the same town. They are all primarily small-scale traders.

Kounady, who is standing on the right of the photo and raising her hand, is in charge of the group. She is 36 years old, married and lives with her five nephews and nieces, since she does not have any children yet.

She sells ice-cream and fruit juices (hibiscus and monkey bread). She gets her supplies at the market and in the surrounding villages. With this loan, she will be able to get a sufficient quantity of goods to resell. The profits she makes from her business will be used to build up her savings and to help her husband to provide for the family's needs.

In this group: Kounady, Mariama, Sokhna, Diabou, Dianke, Mameta, Mariama, Raye, Aïssatou, Koudjie, Mamanta, Tiguida, Koumba, Dialamba, Fatou, Maïmouna, Ramatoulaye, Aïssata, Diaouno, Adama, Makany, Filinding, Ansatou, Fily, Bintou, Salimata, Dieynaba
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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