A loan of $1,000 helped a member to purchase groundnuts at the weekly markets to turn them into oil for resale.


Seynabou's Group's story

These two women are part of the "Banc Villageois" KANE-KANE, and live in the same village. They live in agreement with each other and form a cohesive unit. Their principal business is the fattening of livestock and trade. Standing on the right in the photograph with her hand raised is Seynabou, the 26-year-old leader of the group. She is married and the mother of 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl. With the loan proceeds, she will buy 10 drums of groundnuts at 25,000 francs, which she will turn into oil and resell. She will be able to make 40 liters of oil, which she can resell at 1,000 francs each. The profits generated by Seynabou's business will be reinvested in her business and also help to support her children in their schooling, their clothing, and to help her husband support the family.

In this group: Seynabou, Fatou Malick
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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