A loan of $4,300 helped a member to purchase merchandise and animals to raise and sell.


Mame Diarra's Group's story

This group is composed of 20 women all from the same village. They live in the same town and are developing good friendly relations.

The group's representative, Mame Diarra, is a married woman, 39 years old, who has six children, including four boys. She has a small-scale business selling cloth. She also raises animals and is a farmer. In the photo, she is the one standing at the right wearing orange.

With her loan, she would like to purchase 10 rolls of 'maylous' cloth, 1 basin, and 5 head of sheep to fatten.

With the profits, she helps out her husband in covering family expenses. The profits enable her to save money at every group meeting.

In this group: Mame Diarra, Lobe, Awa Samba, Ndeye Niang, Mame Diarra*, Ndiobe, Astou, Penda, Anta, Sokhna, Mareme, Galo, Bata, Ndiawa, Nogaye, Coumba Salma, Fatou, Ndeye Cheikh, Fat Dieye, Fatou Lo
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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