A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy 8 bags of unshelled groundnuts.


Assanaw'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.

Assanaw (sitting on the far right and raising her hand) is the featured borrower. She is 38 years old, married and the mother of 5 children (3 boys and 2 girls) and is also taking care of 2 of her nephews. She buys and sells groundnuts. She buys bags of unshelled groundnuts, shells them and resells them in 1-kilo pots. She plans to use this loan to buy at least 8 bags of unshelled groundnuts at a maximum price of 8 000 francs per bag. The profits generated by her business will allow her to buy a few sheets of zinc so that she can help her husband to finish off their house.

In this group: Assanaw, Makissa Saw, Salimata, Housseye, Fatoumata, Mariama, Awa, Fatoumata, Kondedia, Ansarou, Mariatou, Kadidiatou, Fatoumata Bintou, Yacine, Ansatou, Adama, Awa Sana, Fatoumata Binta, Housseynatou, Fante, Asmaou, Fatoumata, Fanta, Ansatou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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