A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy dried fish for resale.

Nionkoly's Group's story

This group of 24 women was created on 6 June 2001. Its members are all from same area, and work in retail.

Diarra is the featured borrower, and is 46 years of age. She is married and has six children, two boys and four girls. With this loan she plans to buy 12 baskets of dried fish at 3,000 francs, as well as to pay for transportation and taxes. Diarra is pictured standing on the right with her hand raised in the photo. She plans to use her profits to help her husband provide for her children’s healthcare and education.

In this group: Nionkoly, Aramatoulaye, Diarra, Khady Malamine, Mariama Ibou, Oude, Fanta, Sire, Binta, Aramatoulaye, Fatoumata, Yacine, Saly, Awa, Dienaba, Bintou, Dienaba Omar, Diatou, Mariama, Astou Combe, Ramatoulaye, Yacine Adama, Mary, Sarata Fode

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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