A loan of $3,525 helped a member to buy onion, dried fish, and sorrel intended for resale.

Kady's Group's story

Created on December 13, 2003, the Banc Villageois brings together women who share the ideal that everyone must be useful to society and, in particular, to his or her family. The group of 18 women is characterized by solidarity and looking out for one another. The women all live in the same town and are involved in small-scale commerce.

Kady (standing on the far right with her hand raised) is the featured borrower. She is 24 years old, married, and mother of one daughter and one son, ages three and five years old respectively. She sells vegetabels at the local market. She stocks up in bulk and resells her goods individually or in small quantity.

With her new loan, she will buy 15 kg of onions at 9,000 FCFA to resell at 50 FCFA per item, 15 kg of dried fish at 22,500 FCFA to resell in 100-FCFA portions, and a basket of sorrel at 1,500 FCFA to resell in 25-FCFA bunches.

The profits will allow her to improve her family's living conditions.

In this group: Kady, Seni, Tening, Sira, Nassao, Ramatoulaye*, Aissatou, Fatoumata, Katimy, Gnima, Niamo*, Nanding, Mariama, Mouskeba, Aramata, Binta, Dianko, Assanatou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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