A loan of $3,875 helped a member to buy black-eyed peas, millet, hibiscus flowers, and an ox.

Marie Andre's Group's story

This group of five women is part of a banc villageois that was created on 2 November 1995, and whose members are women who live in the local village and surrounding areas. They all have a great relationship, and work in either retail or rearing livestock.

Ndella is standing on the right of the photo with her hand raised, and is 44 years of age. She is married and has eight children, three of whom are boys. With this loan, she plans to buy millet and black-eyed peas which she will sell (between 100 and 500 kilos). She also plans to buy ten bowls of hibiscus flowers. In addition to her current business, she also plans to work rearing livestock, so wants to buy an ox to fatten.

With her profits, Ndella will be able to save, repay the interest on her loan, contribute to paying her family’s daily expenses, and continue to build her bedroom.

In this group: Marie Andre, Ndella, Amy, Fatou Ngom, Mbayang

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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