A loan of $4,475 helped a member to buy sacks of millet, black-eyed peas, and sugar.

Kawral Apress Group's story

Kawral is a group that was created in June 2009 on the inauguration day of the Banc Villageois. The group is composed of 21 women who are all from the same district. Their main work involves small-scale commerce and managing restaurants.

Ms. Sounkara (seated at the far right in the photo) is the group's official. She is 55 years old, married, and the mother of four children. She has seven other family members to support (grandsons and granddaughters). She sells millet porridge and black-eyed peas in the evenings. She has mastered this business very well for having done it for over twenty years.

With this loan, Ms. Sounkara is going to buy sacks of millet, black-eyed peas, and sugar. The profits from her business will enable her to save money and to support her grandchildren’s training and education.  

In this group: Sounkarou, Awa, Rokhaya, Mama Sona, Dorothee, Raby, Aïssatou*, Ndoumbe, Aminata, Ramatoulaye, Mouskeba, Dieynabou, Hassanatou, Kara, Dia Coumba, Sira, Sirael, Alima, Awa, Marafin, Mame Binta
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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