A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy cosmetics, consisting of lotion and perfume.

Safietou's Group's story

This group was formed on 29 December 2010 and comprises women from the same area who are united by good social relations.
The leader, Ms. Safiétou, is a married woman aged 32 with two children - one son and one daughter. She has been active in the commercial sector for a long time and has experience in this field. She is standing all the way on the right in the photo, dressed in blue and white with her hand raised.
With her new loan of 60,000 FCFA, she is going to buy tubes of lotion and bottles of perfume that she will sell at retail in her area to her close friends and relatives.
The profits realized from this business allow her to provide for herself and her children, including paying for their school expenses.

In this group: Safietou, Amy*, Dethie, Sadio, Debo, Mariama , Adama, Seynabou, Ndouga, Ndeye Fatou, Rokhaya, Fama, Oumy, Kine, Dieynaba, Mariama
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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