A loan of $3,250 helped a member to buy honey for resale.

Tessito Gadamayo/nafore Group's story

Group Naforé was created on November 15, 2006, on the day of the inauguration of the "banc villageois" (village lending association). It is composed of 19 women, all coming from the same district. The members are all related. Their main business is retail.

Mrs. Fatou (sitting all the way to the right) is the group's leader. She is 49 years old. She is married and a mother of four. She also has two of her nephews in her care.

She sells fruits and vegetables, palm oil and honey at her local market. She has a lot of experience in this business, since she has been active in it for about ten years.

Specifically, her new loan will enable her to purchase honey for retail.

She wishes to support her husband in providing for the family's needs in terms of health and food. In addition, she is planning on creating savings for future investments.

In this group: Bintou, Khadidiatou, Khadidiatou, Thilo, Awa, Fatou Mamadou, Fatou, Awa, Mama, Fatoumata Diallo, Hawa, Ndoumbe, Bintou, Mariama, Mariama, Fatoumata Ndeye, Haby, Aissatou, Fatou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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