A loan of $2,050 helped a member to purchase onions and rice.


Dedia'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. Dédia (seated at the far right in the photo with a hand raised) is the featured borrower in the group. Despite her advanced age of 55, she is a very energetic woman. She has a stall where she stocks farm products purchased from the weekly markets, and then she sells them, either retail or by the sack, depending on the product.

With her new loan, she intends to purchase sacks of onions and rice at 10,000 francs CFA and 13,000 francs CFA, respectively.

She plans on using the profits to grow her savings for one thing and also to improve her family's living conditions.

In this group: Dedia, Binta Sira, Adama, Seyni, Siranding, Amy, Hawa, Tacko, Meta, Wouro, Koky, Oumou, Dioulde, Borry, Fatoumata , Egue, Mama, Kadiatou Ousmane, Maya
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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