A loan of $3,125 helped a member to buy sugar and dried fish.

Babatt Group's story

These group members are mostly on the same cycle as the 'banc villageois', created on the 6th of June, 2001. They live in the same village and are principally small retailers.

Souadou, on the right of the picture, with her hand raised, is the featured borrower. She is widowed and the mother of 9 children, 5 boys and 4 girls. She is 66 years old. She buys sugar and dried fish in the large towns of the area and resells it in the village, where demand is very high. She plans to renew her merchandise and buy a bag of sugar and a basket of dried fish, which she will resell, retail. She aims to ensure a good future for her children by, amongst other things, paying for their education and building up her savings.

In this group: Fatou Siaka, Mariama L, Mariama A, Amy*, Aissatou K, Fatou Ibou, Sire, Diarietou, Awa, Diarra*, Mousso, Sire Sitapha, Saly, Fatou Lantombon, Amy Diedhiou, Amy Papiya, Dienaba, Diatou, Mariama*, Souadou, Nene *, Saly, Aissatou Babaye, Khady
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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