A loan of $2,875 helped a member to purchase fabric to sell in her town.


Sikilo Ouest Group's story

The Sikilo group was born from the creation of a banc villageois of the same name in 1998, and comprises 22 women who all live in the same neighborhood. The main activity carried out by these women is small-scale retail. Gora, who is seated on the extreme right of the photo with her hand raised, is the lead borrower of this group. She is 45 years of age, and is a married mother of four children (one boy and three girls). She sells fabrics, sheets and dresses, and gets her supplies from other regions in the country to sell them in her town. She has carried out this activity for many years, so has lots of good experience. Gora plans to use the profit generated by her work to open a cosmetic store in her neighborhood, which she will make available for her son in the future.

In this group: Ansata, Fatoumata Binta, Ndieme, Oumou, Koyo, Fatoumata, Souna, Awa Sane, Mariama, Dienaba, Maimouna, Kancou, Penda, Aissatou, Awa, Molo, Kadiatou, Awa, Fatou , Amie Gora, Aissatou, Sira
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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