A loan of $5,175 helped a member to buy smoked fish for resale.

Yolofo's Group's story

This is a group of 23 women who are very active members of the local Banc Villageois created on November 15, 2006. They are all from the same village and get along nicely. Their main activity is small trade.

Mrs. Yolofo (sitting at the far right in the photo) is the featured borrower for the group. She is a 50-year-old married mother of three children, two boys and a girl. She has been buying and selling smoked fish for over four years.

She will use this loan to stock up on smoked fish at the weekly markets and sell the merchandise at retail in her village and surrounding areas.

On average, it takes her two weeks to sell 65,000F Cfa worth of smoked fish. She often ends up with a net profit of 10,000F Cfa after subtracting all her expenses.

The profits earned through this activity will allow her to take over part of the daily expenses as well as her children’s tuition.

In this group: Yolofo, Mabintou, Dioma, Khadidiatou, Satou, Sire, Mariama, Diabou, Mouskouta, Toure, Djikande, Fatoumata, Mouskouta, Kinne, Diontan*, Ndanki, Fatou, Amy, Mamanding, Siyabatou, Khady Yaya, Mouskeba, Aramata*
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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