A loan of $3,475 helped a member to buy 2 cases of smoked fish (42 000 francs) and 20 litres of milk (10 000 francs).

Pc2 Thieo Group's story

This group was created on the 27th of December, 2010, and groups together women who come from the same village and share the same social values, and who all work in retail.

Adama was born on the 31st of December 1971, is married and is the mother of 5 boys. Her eldest son is 20 years old. She sells curds; she buys the milk from the shepherds of the village and makes it into curds which she then puts into pots, worth 1000 francs each, and sells in town. She uses her profits to build up her savings in the banc villageois so that she can eventually achieve financial autonomy. She is on the far right of the picture, dressed in orange and black wax print fabric.

In this group: Yacine, Astou, Khady , Elisabeth Siga*, Mari Pierre, Khady, Saly , Awa Laye, Marietou, Fatou , Adama, Astou, Fatou, Mariama Ndelle, Adji Fatou , Salimata, Maimouna, Tenning , Safietou , Mariama, Khady, Adama, Rokhaya, Fatou, Jeanne

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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