A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy fabric for resale.

Tessito Gadamayo / Wakilare Group's story

The Wakilaré group was created in December 2007. It is made up of 17 women who all live in the same district and all get along well together. The women are all small retailers.

D., the woman sitting on the far right of the picture, is the group´s leader. She is 47 years old, married and the mother of 7 children. She has been selling fabrics for over 6 years, and would like to develop that side of her business. She also sells vegetables at her local market.

This loan will enable D. to buy large amounts of fabric for resale. The profits from her business will allow her to support her husband with the children's educational and food expenses.

In this group: Coumba Ibrahima*, Mariama, Dabel, Fatoumata, Asmaou, Sadio, Diallo, Diaraye, Niana, Kady, Sounkarou, Koyo, Mariama, Mariama Balla, Bintou, Diarai, Altening
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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