A loan of $3,750 helped a member to buy five bags of locally ground coffee, one bag of sugar, 10 kilos of black-eyed peas, some milk and other food supplies.

Awa's Group's story

This group is made up of women who are very active in the Banc Villageois created in December 2010. All the group's members come from the same neighborhood. They get along well with one another and are united by strong solidarity ties. Their main activity is small retail business.

Awa (highlighted in the attached snapshot on the top right of the photo) is the group's featured borrower. She is 42 years old, married, and the mother of four children (two boys and two girls).

She sells breakfast in her neighborhood. She has been involved in this activity for more than five years and she knows her customers very well. She buys supplies in bulk quantities.

She will use her loan to buy five 500-gram bags of locally ground coffee at a cost of 2,500 CFA francs per bag, one bag of sugar for 18,000 CFA francs, 10 kilos of black-eyed peas at a cost of 600 CFA francs per kilo, some milk and other food supplies.

The profits from her business will allow Awa to better contribute to her children's education.

In this group: Awa, Mariama, Mariama, Fatoumata, Ramatoulaye, Ndeye, Djina, Maimouna, Diabou, Diary, Aminata, Meta, Maimouna Samba, Binta, Nene Galle Baidy, Toba, Mariama Dalanda, Fatoumata Binta, Kadidiatou Sadio, Gnilang, Aissatou, Fatoumata Samba, Maimouna, Dienabou, Marie, Awa Tidiane, Aissatou Sidy, Aissatou, Mariama Aly, Maimouna , Ansatou Diatta, Mariama, Awa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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