A loan of $4,800 helped a member to buy baskets of fish for resale at retail.


Astou's Group's story

This group was created during the first cycle of the local village loan group and comprises women who live in the same area, are active in the processing of fish products, and are united by good social relations. Ms. Aby is the featured borrower. She is 40 years old, married, and has four children, including one girl. She is sitting second from the left, in the floral dress. Aby converts fresh fish into fish products and sells them. With her new loan of 105,000 FCFA, she is going to buy baskets of fresh fish that she is going to sell at retail and also cook and resell at retail. She has gained good experience in this field, and the profits earned allow her to take care of the nutritional, educational, and health needs of her children.

In this group: Astou , Awa, Hamina, Ndemba*, Madjiguene , Binta, Bouramanding, Salimata, Aby, Dieynaba, Seynabou, Khady, Adji, Awa, Maty, Ndiarka, Dieumbe, Mariama, Khady, Codou, Amy
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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