A loan of $4,750 helped a member to buy 5 bags of flour, yeast and other ingredients used in bread-making.


Haoulatou's Group's story

This group is made up of women who are very active in this "banc villageois", which was created in May of 2010. They all live in the same district and get along well. They are primarily small retailers.

Haoulatou (sitting on the right with her left hand raised) is the featured borrower. She is 41 years old, married and the mother of 3 boys. As well as having a business buying and selling dyed fabrics, for which she has already completed 2 loan cycles, she has a traditional bread-making oven in her home and employs 3 people to make bread. She will use this loan to buy 5 bags of flour at 22 000 francs per bag, yeast and other ingredients used in bread-making. Part of her profits are used to build her savings and the other part are used to support her husband with the cost of the house repairs.

In this group: Haoulatou, Anadio, Aissatou, Maimouna, Haby, Coumba, Saibatou, Sira Diouma, Fatou, Fatoumata , Sona, Alimatou, Banna, Meta, Mariama Cisse, Penda Diouma, Banna, Dioudiou, Awa Ousmane, Fatoumata, Aissatou Pito, Sounkar, Kadidiatou, Marie, Mariama Cire, Sountou, Binta, Djilang

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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