A loan of $3,625 helped a member to buy supplies (peanuts) that she can resell for retail in her village and in neighboring villages.


Dienaba's Group's story

This group is comprised of 5 women who are very active in the banc villageois created on November 15, 2006. They all come from the same village and all get along well. Their primary activity is small business.

Madame Diénaba (seated on the chair at right) is the lead borrower of the group. She is 49, married, and has three children (two boys and a girl). For more than two years, she has been buying and reselling peanuts.

She will use the loan to buy supplies at the weekly markets. She will then resell for retail in her village and in neighboring villages. It takes her 30 days on average to sell 400 000 F CFA worth of goods (bag of 50kg).

After 30 days, she often finds herself with a net profit of 35000 F CFA after all her expenses have been taken out.

The income from her business will allow her to save money, pay for a portion of her children's schooling, and support her husband at home.

In this group: Dienaba, Goundoba, Djimato, Bandie, Bintou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin



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