A loan of $3,925 helped a member to purchase mangoes, rice, and soap.

Djiba's Group's story

Created on May 17, 2007 at the inauguration of the 'banc villageois', this group is composed of women who have experience in 'banc villageois' programs. The women are all from the same village and share strong ties of solidarity and mutual assistance. Their main work involves small-scale commerce.

Ms. Djiba (seated at the far right in the photo with her hand raised) is the featured borrower of the group. She is married, 43 years old, and the mother of seven children: 3 boys and 4 girls. Her business involves purchasing fruit from villagers to sell at the communal market. On the way back, she purchases rice and soap that she sells retail in the village.

With her new loan, she plans on purchasing 5 baskets of mangoes. And on the way back to the village, she hopes to get 2 sacks of rice at 30,000 francs CFA and 5 boxes of soap at 30,000 francs.

She intends to use the profits to help her husband cover the children's schooling costs.

In this group: Djiba, Aissatou, Fatoumata, Woury Bella, Fatoumata, Coumba Talka, Marietou, Mariama, Fatou, Malado*, Mariama, Diewo, Fatoumata, Awa*, Fatoumata Binta, Mariama, Housseynatou, Mariama D, Coumba, Oussoumane, Mariama, Coumba Alarba, Aissatou, Oumou
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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