A loan of $5,100 helped a member to purchase bissap (juice made from hibiscus flowers), monkey bread, tea, palm oil and incense.


Douta's Group's story

This group was established in May 2010. It is composed of members who come from the same community. Their main occupations are running small businesses.

The representative of the group is shown in the photo on the far right, with her arm raised. She is 53 years old, married, and the mother of six children, including three girls. Her small business includes the sale of bissap (juice made from hibiscus flowers), monkey bread, tea, palm oil and incense. She has been running this business for several years.

With this loan, she plans to buy a bag of monkey bread at 3,500 Francs, a basin of bissap at 2,000 Francs, a 20L canister of palm oil at 20,000 Francs, a sack of sugar at 20,000 Francs, 60 packets of tea at 8,000 Francs, and 30,000 Francs' worth of incense.

In this group: Douta, Houraye, Gnakhaling, Coumba, Coumba, Haby, Kounady, Mansata, Fanta, Aminata, Aissatou, Dieynaba, Fatoumata, Alimatou, Salimata, Fanta, Ndeye Yacine, Fatoumata, Djiba, Dienaba, Mariama, Mafanta, Aissatou, Nene Galle

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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