A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy wholesale from the central market packets of seasoning for resale at 25FCFA per packet, three containers of palm oil for 18,000FCFA each, which will be resold at 100FCFA per 100ml.

Aminatou Kabirou's Group's story

This group is made up of 30 women who are very committed to changing living conditions in their village through their activity in the Banc Villageois that was set up on 17 May 2011. They all come from the same village and get on very well together. Their main activity is small-scale trading.

Aminata Kabirou, who is sitting on the far right of the photo, is the star borrower of the group. She is a woman who is very capable of managing groups, and she is 46 years old, married and mother to three boys. She sells groceries, mainly seasonings and vegetable and palm oil, which she
buys from the municipality's central market for resale on a retail basis in the village.

With this loan she is planning to buy wholesale from the central market packets of seasoning which she will resell for 25FCFA each, as well as three containers of palm oil for 18,000FCFA each which she will resell at 100FCFA per 100ml.

The profits from her business will enable her to save more money so that she can increase her capital and cover the costs of her children's education more easily.

In this group: Aminatou Kabirou, Kadiatou, Taibou, Aminata, Karfa, Maimouna, Hadji, Rouby, Salimatou, Fatoumata, Dienabou, Hawa, Adama, Mariama, Fatoumata, Rouby, Ansarou, Ansarou Amadou, Kadiatou Mamadou, Farimba Dienabou, Kadidiatou Thierno, Binta, Gnima, Saly, Aissatou, Kadiatou Boubacar, Kady*, Mariama, Aissatou Kolda, Dienabou Yama

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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