A loan of $3,725 helped a member to buy two bags of monkey bread, one half-bag of sugar, and other ingredients in order to work continuously due to a lack of working capital.


Diambars De Doumassou Group's story

Inaugurated on 13 December 2011, the Diambars village loan group of Doumassou is on its second cycle. The members are very dynamic and display their group spirit in all situations. Their main activity is running small businesses.

Ms. Mariama (sitting all the way on the right) is the featured borrower. She is a widow and takes care of four of her daughters. She is a retailer of ice cream and various fruit juices at the private school in her area. She has run this business for over a decade. With this loan, she intends to buy two bags of monkey bread, one half-bag of sugar, and other ingredients in order to work continuously because of a lack of working capital.

The profits from this business will allow her to better provide for her family, both in terms of nutrition and other essential needs.

In this group: Guegue, Ousseynatou, Mariama, Thieydo, Ndama, Mariama, Bintou, Fatoumata Binta, Aissatou*, Nkiya, Aissatou, Maimouna*, Oumou Awa, Dalanda, Ma Awa, Lucie, Philomene, Khady Ndiaye, Mariama *, Adele, Fatoumata, Makou, Ouma, Metta, Mariama, Binta, Oumou, Awa, Khadidiatou, Mariama, Dienaba, Sadio
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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