A loan of $5,050 helped a member to purchase crates of chicken thighs in the sub-region for resale at the central market.


Tp Takku Ligueye Group's story

This group comprises 31 women who are very active in the local village loan fund, created in September 2007. They all come from the same area and have good relationships with each other. Their main activity is running small businesses.

Ms. Aïssatou (sitting all the way on the right) is the featured borrower. She is a 34-year-old married mother of two sons. She buys and sells food products such as sugar, oil, etc. She has run this business for three years.

With this loan, she intends to purchase crates of chicken thighs in the sub-region and re-sell them at the central market. The breakdown is as follows:
- Each crate of chicken thighs costs 12,000 FCFA and will be sold for 24,000 FCFA
- Each bag of sugar costs 24,000 FCFA and will be sold for 30,000 FCFA
- Each 20-litre can of oil costs 14,500 FCFA and will be sold for 19,000 FCFA
- Each box consisting of twelve 1-kg pots of tomatoes costs 18,000 FCFA and will be sold for 23,500 FCFA

After selling these items and subtracting the fees for handling and renting space, she finds herself with a weekly net profit of 20,000 FCFA.

The profits from her business will allow her to save money and take care of a portion of her children's education.

In this group: Bintou, Nene, Ami Colle, Daloba, Nogaye, Natening, Kadidiatou, Fatoumata, Fatou Kine, Houleymatou, Juliette, Aminata, Alarba, Aby, Doussou Fily, Coumba, Jeanne, Mama, Kadiatou, Dienaba, Aissatou, Fatou, Bintou, Oumou, Mariama Ida, Sadio, Aissatou M, Safiyatou, Binta, Ansata, Dieynaba

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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