A loan of $5,550 helped a member to bolster her shop.

Maïmouna's Group's story

The 'banc villageois' that houses this group was created on December 28, 2009. It comprises 48 members who live in the same town. These members maintain good relationships and mutually support one another.

Aminata, 34 years old, is standing at the right with her hand raised in the photo. She is a married mother of five children (2 boys and 3 girls). With this loan, she intends to bolster her shop. She is purchasing 10 bags of powdered milk and 2 bags of powdered sugar that she is going to sell retail. She is also purchasing a barrel of millet for 20,000 francs to make 'thiacri' which she is going to sell.

With the profits, she helps to care for the children and improve day-to-day family life. The profits will also enable her to pay the loan interest and to grow her savings.

In this group: Maïmouna, Mame Coumba, Aminata, Aïda, Dieynaba*, Soda, Ndeye, Aïssata, Khady, Ndeye Fatou, Ndeye Arame, Ndioufa, Astou, Marame*, Diarry, Khady*, Aminata Mbaye, Fatou, Bousso, Aïssata, Maïmouna, Bigue, Fatou, Coumba, Aïssa, Fatou Kine, Ndeye, Raihana, Marieme, Coumba, Soukeyna, Fatoumata, Ndeye Dagor, Dieynaba, Penda, Bodiel*, Fatou, Khady Mamadou, Khoudia, Diama, Ndella, Thioro Woly*, Awa, Sokhna, Rokhaya, Fatou, Marieme, Aldiouma
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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