A loan of $5,450 helped a member two or three boxes of pasta, two boxes of couscous and other cooking ingredients in order to offer them to her customers during the holiday season.


Mariama Thiedo's Group's story

This banc villageois, created on July 16, 2012, is composed of women who are very engaged and eager to achieve success in their business. They have a team spirit and are ready to help each other. They all live in the same neighborhood and work mainly as vendors. Mrs. Mariama (the one seated on the far right raising her right hand) is the star borrower of the group. She is married and the mother of three: two sons and one daughter. She has a shop in her home where she sells groceries. She stocks up wholesale at the central market in order to sell retail. With her new loan, she plans to [buy] two or three boxes of pasta, two boxes of couscous and other cooking ingredients in order to offer them to her customers during the holiday season. Her earnings will allow her to bolster her savings and help her husband with the school costs for their children.

In this group: Mariama Thiedo, Elisabethe, Mariama Sene, Oumel, Teddy, Mariama Tacko, Salimata, Rouby, Aissatou, Diaraye, Fatoumata, Djiba, Diariatou, Fatoumata, Kadidiatou, Mimi, Mamadou Bailo, Awa, Oumou, Kany, Salimata, Kadiatou. O, Fatoumata, Fatou, Ramatoulaye B, Aissatou, Aminata Djigui*, Salimatou, Cire, Oumou, Binta Dabo, Mariama Cire, Salimata
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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