A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy smoked fish for resale.


Dialicounda Kawral/ Sabougnima 01 Group's story

The group Sabougnima 01 was founded on October 12, 2010 with the inauguration of the Banc Villageois Dialicounda Kawral. The group consists of 6 women who live in the same village.

Mariama (inset at the bottom right corner) is in charge the group. She is 45 years old, married, and has 4 children. She sells smoked fish, which she imports from neighboring countries and brings to the weekly markets in her village. She has a good command of her work as she has been doing it for many years.

This new loan will allow her to buy and resell smoked fish. The profits will allow her to help her husband with their family's school and food expenses.

In this group: Fatou, Kinego, Binta, Binta, Aissatou, Mariama, Wounde, Ibrahima, Dienabou, Bineta Banga, Mariama, Nene Galle, Sounkarou, Coumba, Mariama Sadio, Kadiatou Dicory, Finda, Sounkarou, Fatoumata
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin



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