A loan of $4,825 helped a member to purchase a supply of at least five sacks of pomme de liane (passion fruit) commonly called "madd," and to purchase other fruits for resale.


Ousmane's Group's story

This group is composed of women who are very active in their Banc Villageois, established in December 2009. They are all from the same district and get along very well. Their main enterprises are various small businesses. Ousmane (seated on the far right in the photo), is the featured borrower of the group, and is a very dynamic woman. She plays a very important role in the progress of the Banc Villageois. She is 45 years old, married and the mother of three children (two boys and one girl). She has a stall in the market where she sells fruit and eggs, and has had six years of experience in this field. With this loan she plans to purchase a supply of at least five sacks of pomme de liane (passion fruit) commonly called "madd." The rest of the loan she will use to purchase other fruits for resale in the central regions and in the capital. The income she earns from her business will allow her to save with the aim of buying a house for her children.

In this group: Ousmane, Marie, Binta, Fatoumata Binta Amadou, Adama Woury, Sounkarou, Djiba, Fatoumata Binta Ba, Kadidiatou Bailo, Fatoumata Lamarana, Cira Tening, Maimouna *, Hadiatou, Mariama Sidibe, Mariama, Ramata, Fatoumata Binta*, Maimouna, Fatoumata, Binta Alassane, Salimatou, Mariama Mady, Ndeye Katy, Binta Mamadou, Kadiatou, Agna B , Adama, Mariama, Fatoumata Tolou, Awa, Hassanatou Souadou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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