A loan of $3,700 helped a member to buy 20 litres of palm oil, 20 litres of vegetable oil, 50 kilos of sugar, 50 kilos of onions and 50 kilos of potatoes.


Awa's Group's story

This group is made up of 4 women who live in the same district and whose main activity is trade. Awa is the group representative. She is 47 years old, married and the mother of 8 children, 3 of whom are girls - aged 24, 15 and 12 - and 5 of whom are boys - aged 10, 7, 5 and 3. She is the woman with her hand raised in the picture.

Awa has a restaurant business and also sells fabrics. Her restaurant is located at the bus station. She plans to use her loan to replenish her inventory with all the ingredients she needs to prepare her meals (palm oil, vegetable oil, onions, potatoes, sugar, etc.). She has a lot of experience in the restaurant business. Her profits enable her to build savings in the "banc villageois" and also to support her husband with the household expenses.

In this group: Awa, Ami , Sokhna, Bigué

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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