A loan of $5,350 helped a member to purchase peanut oil and some spices to sell.


Fatou's Group's story

Ms. Arame is a widow, 55 years old, and the mother of seven children, 2 girls and 5 boys. She has been a member of the 'banc villageois' since February 1, 2000. Her group is composed of women living in the same village who are all active in commerce. In the photo, she is standing at the far right with her hand raised and dressed in white.

Ms. Arame works in small-scale commerce selling a variety of goods. Her new loan of 200,000 francs will enable her to acquire peanut oil and some spices that she is going to sell retail in her district. The profits enable her to save money at the 'banc villageois', cover expenses, and meet her family's health care needs.

In this group: Fatou, Adama, Ounane, Ndoumbe, Adama, Astou Malick, Khady, Amy, Khady, Aida*, Ndeye, Binta, Astou, Aby*, Amy, Maye, Arame, Amy
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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