A loan of $2,775 helped a member to buy 3 cans of 20 liters of palm oil at 18 000 F CFA a can and 5 bags of rice at 13 500 F CFA a bag.

Rouguiatou's Group's story

The Sobouldé group was created on the 17th of May 2011 on the occasion of the official inauguration of their village bank. This is a group of good and honest women who wish to improve life for their household. They all live in the same village and there is true solidarity between them. They work in the production and commerce of traditional soap.

Mrs. Rouguiatou (who is sitting on the far right), is the star borrower of the group, and is married with five children of which one girl. Her work consists of buying palm oil, rice and other food products wholesale at the central market for retail sale in the village.

With her new loan, she plans to buy three cans of 20 liters of palm oil at 18 000 F CFA per can and five bags of rice at 13 500 F CFA per bag.

The profits will enable her to increase her savings, and to help her husband to manage the family needs.

In this group: Rouguiatou, Assatou, Rougui, Kadiatou Saliou, Penda Hegue, Saibatou, Ousseye, Mariam*, Kara , Fatoumata Bente, Dienabou Bente, Kadidiatou Wora*, Safy, Salimatou, Amsatou*, Fatoumata, Dioulde, Mariama, Mariama Bailo*, Dienabou Yaya, Penda, Nene, Maimouna

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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