A loan of $5,175 helped a member to operate small businesses.

Mariama's Group's story

This group was created on December 21, 2009. The 48 members composing it live in the same district and get along very well together.

Dieynaba, 39 years old, is standing at the right with her hand raised in the photo. She is a married mother of seven children. Her main work involves commerce. She sells bread, black-eyed peas, millet, and peanuts. She also has a parallel business, namely the fattening of sheep. She is purchasing two head of sheep to raise and then resell.

With the profits earned, she envisions sending her children to middle school and supporting their well-being.

In this group: Mariama, Mama, Mame Touty, Amy, Thiane, Astou, Mariama, Ndeye, Katy, Khady, Mbayang, Thiouba, Awa*, Sokhna, Coumba, Khadidiatou, Fatou Badou, Mbathio, Rama, Marieme, Fatou, Fatou, Fatou Bara, Penda, Rocky, Codou, Adama, Dienaba, Astou, Dieynaba, Fatoumata, Satou*, Khady, Binta, Fatou, Gnalele, Fatou, Ndeye Mane, Codou, Coumba, Diama, Maïmouna, Fatou Binetou, Magatte, Khady, Khoudia, Sokhna Faty, Dioulde
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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