A loan of $2,775 helped a member to buy fruits from orchards and plantations to sell wholesale to the retailers at the central market of Kolda.

Soopousmanediallo Group's story

This group consists of 24 women who play an active role in this Banc Villageois, which was created in December 2009. The group members all live in the same neighborhood and get along nicely. Their main activity is small trade.

Mrs. Ousmane (sitting at the far right in the photo) is the featured borrower. Age 44, she is a married mother of three children, two boys and a girl. She has a stall at the market where she sells fruits and eggs. She has six years of experience in this activity.

She will use this loan to buy fruits from orchards and plantations to sell wholesale to the retailers of the central market of Kolda. She will buy 800 kg of bananas for 96,000F CFA to sell for 215F CFA per kilo, for a total of 172,000F CFA, and 25 baskets of mangos at 2,000F CFA per unit totaling 50,000F CFA to sell for 2,800F CFA each for a total of 70,000F CFA. She will also pay the transportation and handling costs of 14,000F CFA.

Each week, after deducting business expenditures and daily expenses, she earns an average net profit of 30,000F CFA.

The profits earned through her activity will help her to save to buy a house for her children.

In this group: Djiba, Fatoumata Binta Ba, Kadiatou Bailo, Maimouna*, Khadiatou, Ousmane, Mariama Sidibe, Mariama, Ramata, Maimouna*, Fatoumata , Binta Alassane, Salimatou, Mariama, Ndeye Katty, Binta Mamadou, Kadiatou, Angna B, Adama, Mariama, Fatoumata Toulou, Aminata , Awa*, Hassanatou Souadou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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