A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy one box of spaghetti, one bag of onions, one 5-liter can of refined oil, as well as seasonings for cooking.


Yacine's Group's story

This group, created on May 16, 2011 at the inauguration of the banc villageois, gathers women who all live in the same village. The relationships between the members of the group are characterized by strong ties of solidarity and mutual assistance. The women from this group are also starting to become familiar with the loan program and are actively involved in small retail business at the village's weekly market.

Yacine, seated at the far left in the photo and raising her hand, is the featured borrower. She is married and the mother of eight children, including three girls. She runs a small restaurant in which she serves breakfast in the morning. She also resells palm oil which she buys from producers and resells in 1-liter bottles, on a retail basis.

She plans to use her new loan to buy one box of spaghetti, one bag of onions, one 5-liter can of refined oil and some seasonings to prepare her dishes.

With her profits, she will contribute to the educational needs of her school-aged children and take care of their basic needs.

In this group: Yacine , Ansata , Tening, Mariama Idirissa, Dienabou, Dieynabou, Gnaling*, Aissatou, Mariama Cire, Ramatoulaye, Kadiatou, Fatou, Mariama, Ramatoulaye, Hawa, Dieynabou*, Oumou, Fatoumatou, Adama Hawa
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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