A loan of $975 helped to buy cloth.

Oumy's story

This "banc villageois" was created on September 2, 2008. It is composed of women who live in the same district and from surrounding districts. The group members composing it are united by good social ties, and they have retail businesses as their main work.

Ms. Oumy is a 58-year-old widow and a mother of eight children, of whom three are boys and five are girls, who are married.

She has been active in small-scale commerce since joining the microfinance institution Caurie. She has good experience in this domain.

Her new loan of 500,000 francs will enable her to procure some merchandise (fabrics) for making clothing to be sold.

The profits generated from her business will enable her to support herself and bolster her savings at the banc villageois.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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