A loan of $2,450 helped a member to buy a fairly substantial amount of palm oil to resell on a retail basis.

Mariama's Group's story

This group is made up of very committed women who have, since the creation of the Banc Villageois on 25th November 2003, managed to develop a good relationship based on solidarity and helping each other out, on top of building up their income-generating activities, which are principally in the form of small trading activities.

Mariama, who is standing on the far right of the photo and in the inset towards the bottom right, is the star borrower of this group. She is 43 years old, married and mother to a girl and four boys. She is very enthusiastic and attends the weekly markets where she buys and sells palm oil as well as other farmed products.

Her new loan will enable her to buy a fairly substantial quantity of containers of palm oil to resell on a retail basis. With the profits she is planning to improve her family's living conditions.

In this group: Mariama, Sounkar Boiro, Diarietou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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