A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy a carton of soap and a sac of sugar to sell on a retail basis.


Mansata's Group's story

This group is composed of 16 women, who are very active in the banc villageois created on July 11, 2008. They are all from the same village and share a good rapport. Their primary business is small-scale commerce. Mansata (seated on the far right in the photo) is the featured borrower of this group. 53 years old, she is married and a mother to 7 children (6 boys and 1 girl). Her business consists of buying food products and consumer goods to resell a retail basis in the village. She has four years experience in this area. She buys and resells soap, oil, and tea in the village and surrounds. [With this loan], she will buy a carton of soap and a sac of sugar to resell. Income from this business will allow her to buy food and take care of her children.

In this group: Mansata, Banna, Mariama, Nialil, Mariama Sow, Balaba, Diarra, Diabou, Sountou*, Ansata Niamo, Souba Doro, Fatoumata, Djidere Toutou, Rouby Sow, Ansata , Aissatou
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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