A loan of $1,025 helped a member to purchase peanuts and various farm produce to resell.


Oumou's Group's story

This group is composed of two women living in the same village and having diverse work, such as livestock farming, sewing, and small-scale commerce. The women belong to the same 'banc villageois'.

Ms. Oumou, the featured borrower, is 37 years old; she is a married women without children. She has a small business selling farm produce. She also raises poultry. In the photo, she is the one standing at the right dressed in a white-speckled mauve outfit, and her left hand is raised.

She stocks up on peanuts, black-eyed peas, millet… at the market in their town.

With her loan, she would like to purchase some chickens for livestock farming, some peanuts, and some black-eyed peas, so as to earn more sales income.

She would like to use her profits to bolster her savings, ultimately to obtain a larger loan, and to ensure a better future for herself.

In this group: Oumou, Sokhna

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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