A loan of $5,975 helped a member to buy fabrics and beauty products (perfumes, body lotion and shower gel).


Aby's Group's story

This group is made up of seven women who all work in retail and are united by good social relationships. This is their tenth loan.

Aby is the group's representative. She is 53 years old, married, and the mother of four children (two boys and two girls) whose ages range between 35 and 20 years old.

She sells fabrics and beauty products. She travels to a neighboring country to buy her goods and then resells along a road, in front of her sister's shop. Her business is doing very well because the location where she sells her products is a very busy one.

With her loan, she plans to spend 300,000 francs to buy fabrics and 200,000 francs to buy beauty products (perfumes, shower gels and body lotions).

With her profits, she supports her children, helps her husband cover the household's expenses, and saves some money within the Banc Villageois.

In this group: Aby, Yacine , Fatou, Fatou, Sokhna Amar*, Astou , Marietou
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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