A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy fish and mil [African cereal] to resell retail.

Aissatou's Group's story

This solidarity group, which is part of the "banc villageois" Ngokol, was created on December 13, 2008. It consists of members living in the same region and all practicing the same business which is retail shopkeeping.

Sitting to the right in the photo, Aïssatou is the featured borrower and is 55 years old. She is a widow and mother to 8 children of whom 6 are girls and 2 are boys.

With the loan she received, she is buying fish at 5,000 frs per basket and mil [African cereal] at 150 frs per kg. She is going to resell retail for 7,500 frs per basket of fish and 250 frs per kg of mil in her town.

She strengthens her business with one part of the profits generated by her business, and improves the living conditions of her family with the other.

In this group: Aissatou , Mame Saye , Mame, Coumba Baba, Diouma Baba, Yacine, Lobe, Yandiou*, Daba, Awa*, Diogo*, Astou, Fatou, Ndiague, Khady, Khady, Tening, Coumba, Daba, Fatou, Ndakwe, Daba, Amy, Soda, Thioro
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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