A loan of $3,350 helped a member to purchase canned soft drinks to sell at her refreshment stand.

Jacqueline's Group's story

This group was created on May 16, 2011 when the 'banc villageois' was inaugurated. It is composed of women who all live in the same village. The relationships between the group members can be characterized by solidarity and mutual assistance. The women are starting to understand the program better and are very active in small-scale commerce at the village's weekly market.

Ms. Jacqueline (sitting first from the left in the photo) is the featured borrower of the group. She is a married mother of three children, including one boy. She has a refreshment stand where she sells natural juice drinks, that she makes herself, and carbonated drinks that she purchases by the box at the central market of the region in order to sell retail.

With her new loan, she intends to resupply her stand by purchasing 6 boxes of drinks (24 cans per box) at 5,500 francs CFA and some cases of soda at 800 francs.

The profits will be used to increase her savings and also to help cover family expenses.

In this group: Jacqueline , Maimouna Kadia, Coumba, Khady, Djiba, Ansata, Cire, Lamarana Djiba, Taibou, Ramata, Hadidiatou, Rougui, Mariama, Alanso, Nene Diamanou, Dienabou Mamadou, Khadidiatou, Ramatoulaye Nene, Hawa, Mariama Dioulde*, Fatoumata, Mariama Cire Sory
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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