A loan of $5,125 helped a member to buy 4 bags of monkey bread, one bag of hibiscus flowers, one bag of sugar and other ingredients needed to make juice and ice cream.

Mberry's Group's story

This group is made up of women who have a lot of experience with the institution's program and are very busy with their revenue-generating activities, in particular small trade. They all live in the same district, which promotes good relationships and a group solidarity which is much appreciated.

Mberry (highlighted in an inset, on the far right of the picture) is the group's featured borrower. She is a very respected leader of the "banc villageois" and, despite her advanced years, sells juice and monkey bread- and hibiscus-based ice cream in her district, which she has been doing for over 20 years. She is a widow and takes care of her 2 nieces. Her new loan will enable her to buy 4 bags of monkey bread (4 000 francs each), a bag of hibiscus flowers (5 000 francs), a bag of sugar (20 000 francs) and other ingredients needed to make juice and ice cream. She plans to use the profits generated by her business to cover the daily expenditures and her family's maintenance costs.

In this group: Mberry, Yacine, Maimouna, Astou, Kadidiatou Mouskeba, Marang, Berth, Anna, Maimouna Touty, Yaye Fanta, Binta, Aissatou, Moussouba, Egue, Binta, Aminata, Penda, Maguette, Fatou, Diarra Bousso, Rouguihatou, Ndeye, Awa, Amy, Marietou, Mariama, Safietou, Seynabou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details