A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy bags of rice, onions, and oil for resale at retail in town.


Coumbayel's Group's story

This group, formed in October 2012, is on its second loan cycle in the program. The women have begun to master the ins and outs of credit and savings. They all live in the same town, and their main activity is running small businesses. Ms. Coumbayel (sitting all the way on the right in the second row), is the featured borrower. She is 51 years old, married, and has five children, two of whom are girls. Her activity consists of buying rice and oil, which she resells in town, and vegetables, which she sells at the weekly markets. With this loan, she intends to buy bags of rice, onions, and oil for resale at retail in town. The profits will serve to help her husband in providing for the family's daily needs.

In this group: Coumbayel , Coumba, Maimouna Moundiourou, Mariama Belle, Ansata Younoussa, Hawa Mamadou, Aminata , Binta Kindy, Coumba Younoussa, Mariama Mouhamadou, Sira, Aminata Coumba, Bouya, Sadio, Kadiatou Pende, Ansata Dicory, Amia , Rougui, Salimatou, Ansata , Botary, Coumba Coubowo, Maimouna, Fatoumata Abdoul, Dabo, Mariama
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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