A loan of $4,925 helped a member to buy dried fish and palm oil to resell.


Dianke's Group's story

The group Barandama was created on December 4, 2009. Its members all live in the same village and are bound in solidarity mutually guaranteeing each other. Their main work involves retail commerce. Ms. Dianké is the featured borrower. She is at the right in the photo with her hand raised. She is 60 years old and a widow, and she has six children (3 girls and 3 boys). Ms. Dianké is going to buy dried fish and palm oil to resell in and around the village. With the profits, she plans on ensuring her children's food, healthcare, and education and on increasing her savings.

In this group: Dianke, Binta, Mama, Amy, Manifa , Fatou Amadou, Awa, Safietou*, Maï, Mariama, Adama Oury, Mama*, Coumba, Coumbayel Hadiaw, Diogny, Salimata, Mame Diarra*, Bintanding, Gnima , Hadidiatou, Khady, Nsama*, Fatoumata, Dieynaba Mbaye, Aïssatou, Sounkar*, Sadio, Khady, Aïssatou, Aïssatou Amoul, Tening, Mouskeba, Khadidiatou*, Mame Rokhaya*, Astou, Meta, Fatoumata, Mouskouta, Naba*, Dieynaba, Amy, Awa, Fatou, Astou, Fatoumata, Khady, Amy, Hawa
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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