A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy sugar, baobab fruit and ingredients to make ice cream and resell.


Diapando Group's story

The loan group Diapando, which means "to hold together" in the country's national language, groups together four women who live in the same town and are all in business. The leader, the woman Amy who has her hand raised, is married and mother to a 28 year old boy, and is active in the sale of ice cream. She sells off her product between 7am and 11am in the morning. The loan will thus allow her to buy sugar in large quantities, baobab fruit, and ingredients that go into the preparation of ice cream. She sells off her products between 7am and 11am; it must be noted that this does not drag on and that her business is doing marvelously since also with the heat the children adore this and the adults like it too. Amy would like to open a canteen in her house.

In this group: Amy, Yaye Fatou, Tah, Faguèye

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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