A loan of $400 helped a member purchase rice.


Ambèkoun Group's story

Married and mostly living in nuclear families, the four women comprising the Ambèkoun group are on average 37 years old and have one child. They all live in the Médine neighborhood of the city of Ségou, and met through neighborhood link, family links or throug their income generating activities at the Médine market. They all work in the purchase and sale of grains, food, clothing and dyes.
In order to increase the funds they have available for their activity, the members of this group decided to ask Soro Yiriwaso for a second loan. Fanta (second woman from the left in the photo) is a major re-seller of rice. She plans to use the loan to purchase two bags of rice from the market in Ségou. She sells her merchanise for both cash and credit to a mixed group of men and women. Fanta hopes this loan will allow her to earn a monthly revenue of approximately 20,000 FCFA (~40 USD), which she will reinvest in her activity and use to take care of the needs of her home.

In this group: Fanta , Aminata , Nana , Fatoumata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot



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