A loan of $3,075 helped a member to buy condiments in bulk and better ensure her supply of fresh vegetables.


Maimouna's Group's story

Formed on 16 October 2012 at the inauguration of the village loan fund, this group comprises women who are on their second loan cycle in the village loan program. They all come from the same village, share strong group links, and help each other. Their main activity is running small businesses.

Ms. Maïmouna (standing all the way on the right with her hand raised) is the featured borrower of the group. She is married and has three children, two of whom are girls. She buys fresh vegetables and other condiments at the weekly market for resale in the village.

Her new loan will allow her to buy condiments in bulk and better ensure her supply of fresh vegetables.

With the profits, she intends to better support her husband in providing for the family, specifically her children's education and health.

In this group: Maimouna, Maro, Dado, Dado, Niaba, Khady, Fanta, Gnaling, Binta*, Maounde, Diarry, Fatoumata, Fama, Adama, Dounguel, Fatoumata, Houleymatou, Maimouna, Hawa, Sadio, Hawa, Oumou, Diarry, Dabel, Coumba, Fatoumata
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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