A loan of $2,825 helped a member to buy perfume and soap.


Mareme's Group's story

Mareme is a single 26 year old woman. She doesn't have any children. She has been a member of the "banc villageois" since 29/05/2009. Her group consists of members with good social and economic connections. She has been involved in small trade since joining the "banc villageois". She is standing on the right of the photo dressed in black trousers and a blue top with her hand raised. This new loan of 70,000 francs will enable her to buy 50 bottles of perfume and liquid soap that she can sell retail in her neighbourhood. She will use the profits to increase her savings in the banc villagois and diversify her business.

In this group: Mareme, Fatou Deguene, Aissata, Maimouna, Fatou Bintou, Mareme, Fatoumata Bintou, Belguis, Awa, Yacine, Maimouna, Arame, Ndeye Marie*, Binta, Fatou, Aichatou, Madjiguene, Raby*, Yacine, Maguette, Daba
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stella Hodkin



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