A loan of $4,300 helped a member to buy large quantities of vegetables in the east region of the country to resell in her village and in the weekly markets in neighboring villages and bread that she sells daily.


Sare Souna Group's story

The Sare Soune group was created on July 12, 2008 when their "banc villageois" formed. It consists of 39 women who all live in the same village. They have small businesses and do truck farming in the winter.

Mrs. Moumini (sitting in the first row all the way to the right) is the top borrower of the group. She is 40 years old and married, and the majority of her children no longer depend on her, except her 25-year-old son. She keeps a table in the village where she sells retail tea, sugar, onions, and seasonings. Each day, she buys 40 loaves of bread for 80 FCFA each that she resells for 100 FCFA.

Her new loan will allow her to buy a large quantity of vegetables in the east region of the country to resell in her village and in the weekly markets in neighboring villages.

Her earnings will allow her to increase her sheep livestock and to improve her family's living conditions.

In this group: Aminata, Diabou, Kadiatou, Tida, Salimatou, Binta, Gnyma, Meta, Aissata Fady, Dado, Aminata, Hothia, Dioulde, Adama, Binta, Souadou Boubacar, Ramatoulaye, Ramata, Rouby, Aissatou, Fatoumata, Fatoumata, Dendang, Diabou, Kadidiatou, Mariam, Fenda, Kadiatou, Mouminatou, Sarang, Sadio, Sadio, Dioulde, Moumini, Finda, Diabou, Saba Tening, Maounde, Maoudo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.



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