A loan of $5,950 helped a member to buy millet and make it up into "thiakry" for resale.


Elisabete Diouf Group's story

This loan group is made up of five women from the same family, who all trade. They have christened their group Elisabeth Diouf, the name of a former prime minister of the country. They are on their third loan from IMCEC and want a renewal of the loan to increase their production and improve their daily businesses. Their, president, Aissata, who is married and a mother, has been trading for the past three years. She buys products to resell "thiakry" (a dish made up of millet couscous and yoghurt). Assiata helps out with the household expenses and with this loan she can increase her stock. As a future project she would like to farm her own field and do market gardening.

In this group: Aissata, Coumba, Fatima, Dieynaba, Haby
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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