A loan of $3,775 helped a member to buy rolls of fabric for resale to retail customers.

Marie Louise's Group's story

This group of 5 women has been a part of the "banc villageois" since December 2008. They are on their 9th loan. They are all united by strong neighbourly bonds. The featured borrower, Marie Marthe, is a widow and the mother of 6 dependent children. She is 50 years old. She is standing on the right of the picture, raising her hand and wearing a yellow Bou Bou. Her main business is the sale of fabrics. This is a line of work in which she has a lot of experience, as she has been doing it a long time. She will buy some rolls of fabric (damask and wax) with her new loan of 500 000 francs. The profits generated will allow her to take care of the needs of her children, whom she is raising on her own.

In this group: Marie Louise, Marie Marthe, Veronique, Josephine Codou, Marie Therese Ndew

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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