A loan of $3,425 helped a member to buy granulated sugar and green tea for resale.

Ansata Ousmane's Group's story

This group was created on December 2, 2002, the day the banc villageois was inaugurated. The group is composed of 25 women from the same village. They are very energetic and determined and have excellent character. Their main business activity is retail.

Mrs. Ansata (seated on the far right and pictured in the smaller photo below) is the star borrower of the group. She is 41 years old, married and the mother of three (one son and two daughters). She sells green tea, sugar, products of the Jumbo brand [e.g. bouillon cubes and condiments], etc. She also has been working as a farmer during the rainy season for dozens of years.

She plans to use this loan to buy five kg [11 lbs] of sugar at 650 West African francs per kg, 10 packs of green tea (with ten boxes in each) at 500 West African Francs per unit and a large quantity of condiments. The revenues from her business will allow her to build up her savings, with the goal of increasing her financing, and to help her husband provide for their children’s education.

In this group: Ansata Ousmane, Ansata Souleymane, Binta, Ansata, Diaraye, Fanta, Adama, Khadidiatou, Safy, Tenning, Fatoumata, Ngara, Maimouna, Mouminy, Sire, Diariatou, Malado, Dienabou, Fanta, Ansata Haly, Kadiadiatou Doulla, Hadiango, Tenin, Maimouna, Kadidiatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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