A loan of $4,025 helped a member to purchase palm oil, rice, and various spices.


Dienabou's Group's story

Created on October 16, 2012 at the inauguration of the 'banc villageois', this group is composed of women from the same village who share strong ties of solidarity and mutual assistance. Their main work involves small-scale businesses.

Ms. Diénabou (seated at the far right in the photo with a hand raised) is the featured borrower in the group. She is a married mother of ten children, from 1 to 17 years old, including seven boys. She sells grocery items retail: rice, palm oil, and a variety of condiments and spice.

Her new loan will enable her to purchase two 20-liter containers of palm oil at 20,000 francs CFA each, 3 sacks of rice at 13,000 francs each, and various spices.

With the profits, she plans further supporting her husband in covering family expenses: education and the children's healthcare.

In this group: Dienabou, Kadiatou, Ramatoulaye, Kadiatou Lamine, Aissatou Djiba, Thierno Fatou, Aissatou*, Dado, Fanta, Hawa, Assatte, Siling, Sounkarou, Diorbo, Sounkarou Djiby, Ramatoulaye Dicko, Goundo, Djidde*, Fatoumata Oumar, Fatoumata Djiby, Fatouma, Fatoumata Diva, Malema, Adama Sambayel, Hina, Diabouyel Maya, Hadja, Dienabou Bala, Marmare
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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