A loan of $3,575 helped a member to diversify her business by adding the sale of ice cream.

Ansatou's Group's story

Launched on December 13, 2011, the Diambars de Doumassou Group's banc villageois [lending group], which this group belongs to, is on its second cycle. The members are very lively and demonstrate a group spirit in all situations. Their primary occupation is small business.

Mrs. Souracata (seated at the far right, with her right hand raised) is the starring borrower. She is a widow and has two of her daughters and one boy in her care. Very determined in her tasks and activities, she is an ice seller in her neighborhood, also delivering [for] several local bakeries.

Her new loan will allow her to diversify her business by adding the sale of ice cream. The profits will allow her to meet the consumption needs of her family and to strengthen her business.

In this group: Ansatou, Antoinette, Bassiane, Tombon*, Habibatou Penda, Fatou, Justine, Marie*, Dienaba, Mamanding, Housseynatou, Adama, Safy*, Aminata, Marie Therese, Mariama, Khady, Maimouna, Hawa, Fatou, Hawa, Awa, Gnima, Aida, Awa, Fanta, Josephine, Madeleine, Souracata, Aissatou, Moussoucouta
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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