A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy children's clothes to re-sell at the beginning of the school year..


Sikilo Ouest Group's story

The Sikilo group was established after the creation in 1998 of the banc villageois which has the same name. The group is made up of 27 women who all live in the same neighborhood. Their main activity is small-scale retail.

Adama, (seated, third from the left) is the group's leader. She is 59 years old, married, and the mother of 7 children. For more than five years she has been selling various items at the local market. With this loan she plans to buy children's clothes to re-sell at the beginning of the school year. The profits will allow her to help her husband in paying for food and education.

In this group: Adama, Moussoukeba, Ndieme, Oumou, Koyo, Mariama, Fatoumata, Souna, Awa Sane, Biry, Faty, Diango, Kancou, Salimatou, Souadou, Mbathio, Molo, Kadiatou, Kadiatou, Fatou, Fatou, Amie Gora, Diamy, Aissatou, Alette, Sira, Maimouna
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner



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