A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy fresh milk.


Fillasso Group's story

The women of the "Fillasso" group are on average 30 years old with four children and all live in traditional extended households in Kimparana, in the circle of San. These women know each other through family connections, and run businesses selling various items such as condiments and milk. After having properly repaid their nine previous loans, the women of the Ambenakan group are on their tenth solidarity (group) loan. Koumba (standing first from the right in the photo) is a major milk seller and intends to use her loan to buy 150 litres of milk per day in order to resupply the milk collection centre "Danaya Nono." She gets her supplies from the dairy farmers in the town. She hopes to realize an average monthly profit of 27,500 FCFA, which will be used to pay for health, food, and school expenses, with the remainder being reinvested in her business.

In this group: Koumba , Arkia , Diahara , Fatoumata , Aicha , Aminata
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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