A loan of $3,375 helped a member to buy clothing, shoes, and dyed fabric for a small business.


Adama's Group's story

This group was created during the first cycle of the local village loan fund and comprises women from the same area united by good social and professional relations.
The group leader, Ms. Diarra, is a 51-year-old widowed mother of five children - one sons and four daughters.
She is standing all the way on the left in the photo, dressed in a large mauve boubou with her hand raised.
She runs a business selling various items, and her new loan of 200,000 FCFA will allow her to buy ready-to-wear clothing, pairs of shoes, and dyed fabric, which she will resell at retail in her area and to her friends.
The profits realized from this business allow her to take care of her children's nutritional, educational, and health needs.

In this group: Adama, Saliou, Assite, Diarra, Coumba, Aminata, Thiane, Fatou, Ndeye*, Mame Fatou, Yvette, Ndoumbe, Oumou, Odette, Sokhna, Fatou, Arame*, Fatou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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