A loan of $500 helped a member to buy 20 tubs of groundnuts, 10 tubs of yeast and 10 yams.


Koukilan Group's story

Mrs. MARCELINE is the representative of the group KOUKILAN. She is a married mother of four children aged 21 to 35, one of whom attends school. She supports five people.

Marceline has been selling groundnuts, yeast, yams and pain de singe (baobab fruit) for two years. She buys her stock in the neighboring village of Pô. Her customers are men and women who visit the market.

Marceline wants to buy 20 tubs of groundnuts, 10 tubs of yeast and 10 yams. She will use her profits to support her activity (purchasing large quantities of merchandise). She plans to bolster her savings, and provide for her youngest child and her grandchildren whose mother (her daughter) has passed away.

In this group: Marceline, Wedia, Maimouna, Adissa, Abissatou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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