A loan of $4,475 helped a member to buy mil [African cereal] and corn to make gruel and to buy powdered milk to make curdled milk.

Balimaya Group's story

The Balimaya group was created on December 20, 2009. It consists of 20 members who live in the same zone. Their primary business is shopkeeping.

Madam Fily (standing on the extreme right in the photo and raising her arm) is responsible for the group. She is 55 years old, and she has 7 children. Her primary business is selling mil [African cereal] and corn gruel and curdled milk. She has been managing this business for several years.

She plans to invest her loan to buy mil and corn which she transforms into gruel to resell. She buys powdered milk that she transforms into curdled milk.

With this loan, she plans to take care of daily expenses, her children's schooling, and medical expenses.

In this group: Fily, Khadidiatou, Astou, Oulimata, Ba Diallo, Ouseynou, Khady, Binta*, Madiouma, Anta*, Adama, Astou*, Aissatou, Saneba, Mame Dado, Ousseynatou, Fatou Kanoute, Dienaba, Aissatou, Seynabou*
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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