A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy two "calebasses" (containers made out of hollowed-out calabashes) of yams and one bag of beans for her business.


Maalyir Group's story

Ms. Aminata is the leader of the Maalyir group. She is a married mother of two children. The older child is 21 years old and the younger is 16. One of her children attends school. She has two people in her care.

Ms. Aminata has prepared and sold yams, fritters, and cakes for 18 years. She gets her supplies in the AN 2 area of the city. Her customers are her neighbours.

Ms. Aminata wants to buy two "calebasses" (containers made out of hollowed-out calabashes) of yams and one bag of beans for her business.

With her profits, she wants to strengthen her business. Ms. Aminata's ambition is to buy beans to stock and resell during lean times. She wants to draw from her stock to make fritters.

In this group: Aminata, Agueratou, Kadidiatou, Jeanne, Nangounourou Christine, Mariam

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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