A loan of $450 helped to buy shoes, incense, and cloth.

Aminata's story

This "banc villageois" was created in 2004. It is composed of women from the same district and surrounding districts. The group members are united by good social ties, and they all have small retail businesses.

Ms. Aminata is a 55-year-old married women and a mother of two girls and four boys. She works in small-scale commerce selling shoes, incenses, and fabrics. She has good experience for having worked in her business for a long time.

Her new loan of 225,000 francs will enable her to procure perfume, in addition to the previously cited merchandise.

The profits generated from her business will enable her to ensure her children are clothed and to meet her financial needs.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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