A loan of $3,550 helped a member to buy sheep, powdered soap, coffee, and sugar to sell.

Ami's Group's story

This group was created on December 21, 2009. It is comprised of women from the same town who have the same work, which is small-scale commerce.

In the photo, standing at the right in the background with her hand raised, Diabou, aged 38, is the featured borrower.

She is married and the mother of six children, a boy and five girls.

With her loan in hand, she is going to buy four head of sheep she is going to vaccinate and raise; a 10-kg sack of powdered soap, 1 to 2 boxes of powdered soap in 25-gram pouches; a 50-kg sack of sugar; and a box of coffee to resell.

With the profits, she bolsters her savings and pays the loan interest. The rest is used to meet the needs of her family.

In this group: Ami, Adama*, Sokhna Mously, Ndeye, Diabou, Maguette, Marieme, Mengue, Dial, Die, Aida, Ndeye, Layla, Gamou, Die, Fatoumata, Khady, Diarry*, Bousso, Dieynaba, Fatou, Fanta
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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