A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy sugar, coffee, and enough milk to ensure the business can continue without interruption for one month..


Fatoumata's Group's story

The group was created December 5th, 2000 with the inauguration of their banc villageois. The group is made up of 26 dynamic women. They live in the same village and have been in the banc villageois for over a decade. Their main business activity is small-scale commerce.

Fatoumata (standing on the far right with her hand raised,) is the featured borrrower. She is 37 years old, married, and the mother of three sons and one daughter. She owns a breakfast eatery in the village and has had the business for more than five years.

With this new loan, she would like to buy sugar (20,000 FCFA a bag,) four bags of coffee (2,500 FCFA each,) and enough milk to ensure the business can continue without interruption for one month.

With the profits from this loan, she will be able to increase her savings and improve her standard of living, educate her children, and ensure their medical needs are met.

In this group: Fatoumata, Mariama, Ouleye, Malado, Nafy, Mariama, Fatou, Fatoumata, Saibatou, Dieynaba, Coumba, Ansata, Dionfolo, Mouskeba Nen, Diarra, Fatoumata, Wontoba, Alimatou, Ramatoulaye, Fansene, Fatou Diallo, Yama
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Brianne S



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