A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy tea, sugar, and other food items for resale.

Tonia Foo De Solico Group's story

The group Badinya was created at the inauguration of the Banc Villageois Soliko on April 2, 2007. It consists of 14 women who live in the same village. They share a sense of solidarity and great determination in the practice of their small trade activities.

Mrs. Lao (standing at the far right) is the head of the group. She is 53 years old and married with six children. She also looks after five of her grandchildren. She sells various food items such as tea, sugar, cola, etc. and has been doing this work for several years.

She will use her new loan to stock up on tea, sugar, and other food items for resale. The profits earned will allow her to provide for her family (clothing, healthcare, education and food).

In this group: Kouta, Fily, Lao, Kadidiatou, Oumou, Marie, Aminata, Ansatou, Balanto*, Fatou, Fatou, Fatoumata, Yama, Dienaba
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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