A loan of $4,200 helped a member to buy supplies for making dairy ice cream.

Boucotte Yamatogne Group's story

These members belong to the 'Coucotte Yamatogne' village bank which was created on July 11th, 2002. The main business activity of these women is commerce.

Khadidiatou is the lady on the right of the photo with her hand raised. She is the group's featured borrower. She is married and the mother of four children. She is 63 years old.

Khadidiatou's business is selling dairy ice cream. She has been in this business for some years and is doing very well.

Every day, Khadidiatou fills each of the seven drawers of her freezer compartment with ten blocks of her ice cream and makes sales in her neighborhood and surrounding areas.

Khadidiatou's aim is to use her profits to cover her health expenses.

In this group: Kardiata, Fatou, Khadidiatou, Mabintou, Binta, Dianke, Oulimata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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