A loan of $4,325 helped a member to buy food in bulk for resale.

Kancou's Group's story

Created in July 2008, the Mampatim group has had over five cycles (nearly three years) in the Bancs Villageois program.
The group is made up of 33 women who live in the same village and share the values of solidarity and helping one another. They are mainly small business owners.
Madame Kancou (raising her hand in the right of the photo) is the group representative. She is 52 and married with two daughters and one son. She buys food products in bulk from the weekly markets and resells them at retail prices at her small shop in the village
With her new loan, she plans to buy a tin of palm oil for 20 000 F CFA, one bag of sugar for 25 000 F CFA, three bags of rice for 13 000 F CFA per bag, one bag of onions for 10 000 F CFA, and some broth.
The income from this will allow her to increase her savings and to contribute to her children's school costs.

In this group: Kancou, Bobo, Aminata, Coumba , Haby, Yaya, Bintanding, Hawa, Alimatou, Djina, Dieneba, Mariama Dialiba, Khady, Aby Abdoul, Aissatou, Houleye, Aissatou Konte, Coumba, Kadiadiatou, Aissatou, Houssaye, Khady, Mariama Kesso, Dienabou, Coumba , Adama, Mariama, Oumou, Aissatou Combe, Mariama, Dianke, Sadio, Dalanda

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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