A loan of $4,200 helped a member to buy sugar for retail sale.

Mama Bousso's Group's story

This group is part of the Banc Villageois created on March 28, 1995. It comprises women who live in the same village and are united by good relationships. They are generally all involved in commerce or livestock fattening.

Mama, the group's representative, is standing on the right-hand side of the photo and raising her hand. She is 39 years old, divorced, and the mother of four children, all girls.

She will use her loan to buy two bags of sugar, each weighing 50 kilos and costing 29,000 francs. She resells sugar at a price of 650 francs per kilo.

The profits from her business allow her to take care of her family's needs and to strengthen her savings.

In this group: Mama Bousso, Djibele*, Adama, Khady *, Ngone, Fatou, Coumba, Aïda, Dial, Moudel, Amy, Coura, Deguene, Aïda, Rama, Mbene, Ndeye, Mame, Sokhna, Diabou*, Khady, Ndate

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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