A loan of $1,000 helped a member to purchase and sell fruit, such as oranges, mangoes, clementines, and watermelons.

Djiguene Bakhna 47 Group's story

Ms. Fatou is the president of the mixed group Djiguène Bakhna 47, which comprises four women and one man. They all live in the same district and work at the same commune market. Fatou is about 40 years old, married, and the mother of six children. She is a merchant working at selling fruits, such as oranges, clementines, mangoes, watermelon, etc. Her main expense is supporting her husband in covering day-to-day expenses. Ms. Fatou has twenty years of experience in this business. She starts her day at 9 AM and finishes at 8 PM. For the future, she would like to increase her revenues with the help of the microfinance institution U-IMCEC, to diversify her business, and especially to raise livestock at home.

In this group: Fatou, Jeanne Clémentine, Mariétou, Fatou, Demba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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