A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy seeds.

Batélé Group's story

Batélé Group has existed since the opening of its Banc Villageois. Its name means "harmony" in the local language. The group members live in the same village. Their main activity consists in growing and selling vegetables.

Mrs Reine is 33 years old, married and the mother of four children. She is standing at the right-hand side of the photo with her left hand raised. She has worked as a farmer since her youth and has gained a lot of experience in this activity.

Mrs Reine will use her loan to boost her production capacity. She will buy high-quality seeds and insecticides to secure herself a good harvest. She will partly save her profit, but also use it to support her husband with family expenses.

In this group: Safietou, Mabintou, Fatou Yande, Amy Karfa, Aloumatou, Fatou, Awa*, Aissatou, Ndeye, Fatou, Reine, Monique, Sarata*, Seynabou, Rocky
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris

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