A loan of $5,425 helped a member to buy millet and black-eyed peas for a small business.

Amy's Group's story

This group is made up of women from the same village, who are united by good neighborly ties. Ms. Amy is a 54-year-old married woman and the mother of 5 children, three of whom are boys and two of whom are girls. She also has three granddaughters, who are all in school. She is the leader of said group, which was founded during the banc's first loan cycle and is made up of women from the village, united by good social and professional relations. She started in the grain business through the sale of millet and black-eyed peas. With her new loan of 500000 francs CFA, she is going to buy 40 bags of millet at 400000, and with the rest, bags of black-eyed peas at 100000. The profits she makes help her to take care of her family's dietary needs and her grandchildren's school fees.

In this group: Amy, Amy, Astou, Ndeye, Fatou, Diagne

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz

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