A loan of $4,900 helped a member to buy fish and vegetables to sell..


Sire's Group's story

This group was created March 22, 2001. Its members mostly live in the same area and are involved in retail sales.

Mrs. Sira, dressed in yellow and raising her hand, is the leading entrepreneur of the group. She is 38 years old and married. She is in the business of selling fresh vegetables and smoked fish. She has more than ten years of experience with this type of work. With this loan, she plans to buy sacks of different types of vegetables for 100,000, and baskets of smoked fish for 350,000 frs. The rest of the loan will pay transportation and various other expenses. With income generated from her work, Mrs. Sira plans to increase her savings and to assist her husband with paying family expenses.

In this group: Sire, Sira, Fatou, Angelique, Fanta*, Oumy, Pariama
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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