A loan of $1,575 helped a member to purchase handbags, cloth, and shoes to sell.


Dienabou's Group's story

These two women joined the 'banc villageois' at its creation on December 13, 2003. They are very rigorous and determined in their respective businesses. Their main work involves commerce. Standing at the far right in the photo, Diènaba is the featured borrower. She is 38 years old, married, and the mother of four children (one boy and three girls). She sells clothing: handbags, shoes, and fabrics that she purchases wholesale in order to sell retail. This new loan will enable her to purchase 10 handbags at 3,000 francs CFA each, a roll of cloth at 70,500 francs, and 10 pairs of shoes at 2,000 francs a pair. These goods will be sold respectively at 6,000 francs, 12,500 francs for 6 meters, and 3,500 francs a pair of shoes. With the profits, she plans on improving her family's living conditions by acquiring a refrigerator, as well as by covering her children's schooling costs.

In this group: Dienabou, Sandji
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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