A loan of $3,675 helped a member to buy firewood for resale.


Aby's Group's story

This group was created during the first cycle of small loans of the "banc villageois" in April 2010 and it is made up of businesswomen who are united by good social and professional relations.

Madame Aby, the representative, is 54 years old. She is married and the mother of nine children, among whom there are four sons. She has been working at firewood selling for a long time and has a good deal of experience in this field.

Her new loan of 500,000 francs CFA will permit her to stock up on firewood that she will resell in her village. The profit from her business will allow her to help her husband support their children financially, covering healthcare and schooling, and to expand her business.

In this group: Aby , Fatou D, Fatou, Mbène, Awa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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