A loan of $3,525 helped a member to purchase palm oil and soap for resale.

Linketto Samba Group's story

The Linketto Samba group is in its fifth loan cycle and is made up of 44 women who occupy themselves with small businesses, selling groundnuts, palm oil and various local goods.

Mrs. Diadia (standing at the far right in the photo) is the group's leader. She is 44 years old, married and the mother of six children. She cares for six other members of her family.

Mrs. Diadia sells palm oil and traditional soap in her village and in nearby villages during their weekly markets. Her new loan will allow her to purchase palm oil and soap for resale. The profits will allow her to help support her husband in providing for the medical care of children and their education.

In this group: Fatoumata, Bandierou, Hawa, Aminata .d., Kadia, Houleye, Adama, Diabou, Babo, Adama, Kadiatou, Haly, Aissatou, Mariama, Oumou, Salimatou, Aissatou, Boukou, Coumba H, Kodo, Hawa, Kadidiatou, Diadia, Ansarou, Coumba S, Diahoulele, Fatoumata, Siring, Diary, Safietou, Coumba, Dienabou H, Matel, Coumba S, Ramatoulaye, Soumaye, Hawa, Diabouyel, Mariama, Sirafa, Djide, Bambe, Ramatou, Dienabou A

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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