A loan of $2,450 helped a member to purchase sugar, hibiscus flowers, 'monkey bread', and fabrics to sell.


Fatoumata's Group's story

This group is composed of three members who live in the same town. Their main work involves small-scale commerce.

This borrower is the one in the photo with her arm raised. She is the group's official. She is married, 54 years old, and a mother of five children.

Her business involves producing drinks made from hibiscus flowers or from 'monkey bread' (the fruit of the baobab tree). She also buys and sells quality Wax and Khartoum fabrics.

She intends to purchase a bag of sugar, a tub of dried hibiscus flowers at 2,500 francs, a sack of 'monkey bread' at 10,000 francs, 10 reams of Wax cloth, and 5 reams of Khartoum cloth.

Her goal is to increase her savings and cover her children's schooling costs.

In this group: Fatoumata, Besse, Adama
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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