A loan of $800 helped a member to buy food products.


Kanou Group's story

The women who compose the KANOU group are, on average, 42 years old with six children each. They all live in extended traditional families in Tamaro, one of the villages of the commune of San. They know each other through family ties and they sell food products and grocery items such as condiments for cooking, grains, fruits and vegetables, milk, sugar, tea etc. They have duly repaid their first loan and are now taking their second solidarity loan. Minata Lamine (second from the left in the photo) is planning to use her loan to buy one can of cooking oil, some peppers, fresh tomatoes, onions, eggplants, baskets of grains and a few baskets of fruits and vegetables. She buys her supplies at the Grand Market in San and resells her goods in her own village of Tamaro, from her home and at the weekly market. She sells for cash and sometimes on credit to a retail group of customers consisting of men and women. She is expecting to make an average monthly profit of 35,000 CFA francs, which will be used in part to buy food and cover healthcare costs and school fees, while the rest will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Minata Abou , Minata Lamine , Awa, Ami
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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