A loan of $3,000 helped a member to purchase packets of deodorants to resell.


Racky's Group's story

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

Ms. Racky (standing first from the left in the photo) is the featured borrower. She is a married mother of two children, a boy and a girl, and she is 28 years old. She sells cosmetic products and clothing accessories (bracelets, earrings), and she also sells honey, which she purchases from producers.

With her new loan, she is going to purchase packets of deodorants that she resells at 1,500 francs CFA each. With the profits, she plans on bolstering her savings in order to received a bigger loan in future loan cycles, as well as improving her family's living conditions.

In this group: Racky, Ramatoulaye, Mariama, Kadiatou, Nene Galle

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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