A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy prepaid phone cards and increase her shop's inventory.

Aminata's Group's story

This solidarity credit group is made up of four women who have taken and repaid loans without any difficulty since 2008. Their main activity is retail.

Aminata, the group's representative, is also the treasurer of the Banc Villageois. She is 44 years old and her husband's first (out of two) wife. She is the mother of six children, including two girls.

Aminata has a shop inside her house, and she sells prepaid phone cards issued by the country's three providers. She has ten years of experience in this field. In the photo, she is the woman raising her left hand.

She plans to use her loan to buy 50,000 francs worth of prepaid phone cards as well as 200,000 francs worth of various goods (rice, milk, sugar, soap...) in order to strengthen her business and increase her income. The sale pf prepaid phone cards is going well, since she is the only distributor in the area.

With her profits, Aminata boosts her savings and increases her stock of merchandise in her shop in order to have a larger inventory.

In this group: Aminata, Marame, Dieynaba, Fatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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