A loan of $4,675 helped a member purchase peanut paste and sugar that she will resell at her cafeteria.


Sounkarou's Group's story

This group is made up of 21 women, all very active in the “banc villageois” created on November 15, 2006. They all come from the same village and get along very well. Their main activity is small-scale retail. Mrs. Sounkar (seated on the chair on the far right of the photo) is the star borrower of the group. She is 36 years old, married and the mother of three children (2 girls and 1 boy). She buys and retails peanut paste from her house where she has a small cafeteria, an activity she has been conducting for over 2 years. With this loan, she is planning on getting her supplies from the weekly markets to resell in her village and the surrounding ones. With 185,000 Francs CFA worth of merchandise (buckets of peanut paste, bags of sugar) it takes her about two weeks to exhaust her stock. She often ends up, 15 days later, with a net profit of 24,000 francs CFA after deducting all her expenses. The profit from her activity will allow her to save and to cover part of her children’s school fees.

In this group: Sounkarou , Yorobo, Sadio, Sadio, Coumbel, Nafi, Amy*, Aminata, Salikegne, Aminata Abou, Mariama Wandifa, Bory, Fatou, Naba, Sounkary, Abibatou , Fanta, Adama, Diontang, Oummy, Gnima
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Veronique Fourment



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