A loan of $3,575 helped a member prepare food to resell.

Awa's Group's story

This group is composed of five women who are all friends and live in the same area. Standing on the right in the photo with her hand raised is Awa, the representative [of the group].

Awa is 43 years old, married, and a mother of a girl who lives with her.

With this loan, she is going to buy 500,000 francs worth of rice, oil, vegetables, meat, fish, and coffee.

The earnings [from her business] will allow her to increase her savings and to help her husband with the family expenses, such as food and her daughter's school supplies.

In this group: Awa, Fatou, Nogoye, Fatou, Mareme

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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