A loan of $3,750 helped a member to purchase palm oil to resell.


Saba Tening's Group's story

This group was created on June 27, 2008 when their 'banc villageois' was inaugurated. The group is comprised of women who all live in the same village. They share values of solidarity and mutual assistance that characterize their actions and relationships between group members, whose main work involves small-scale commerce and also rainy-season farming.

Ms. Aminata (seated at the far right in the photo with her right hand raised) is the featured borrower of the group. She is a married mother of six children, including one daughter. She sells palm oil and traditional soap that she resells by the 1-liter bottle for the palm oil and by the piece for the soap, respectively at 1,000 francs and 100 francs CFA.

With this loan, she is going to purchase two containers of palm oil at 16,000 francs each, so as to sell the oil retail.

With the profits, she is think of helping her husband to manage family expenses better.

In this group: Saba Tening, Sadio, Sadio, Dioulde, Moumini, Finda, Diabou, Maounde, Maimouna, Kadiatou, Mariama, Hadjiratou, Mouminatou, Ansata, Fatoumata Bobo, Tening, Maimouna, Coumba, Souba, Awa, Fatoumata Gania, Mariama Maliyel, Diabou Diango, Ramatoulaye Mamadou, Kady, Oumou, Hadiyatou, Toubagno, Maoudo, Bobo

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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