A loan of $3,725 helped a member to purchase children's clothing by the dozen to resell at retail individually.


Diariatou's Group's story

Created July 16, 2012, the banc villageois is made up of women who are very committed and eager to make their revenue-generating businesses prosper. Harmony and a helping spirit exist between the members of the group. They all live in the same neighborhood and are primarily active in small business. Ms. Diariatou (standing to the far right with her hand raised) is the star borrower of the group. She is married and the mother of five children, of which two are girls. She got started in the sale of fabrics and other articles of clothing. She gets her merchandise at the market in the central regions or in the capital, to resell it for credit in two monthly installments. With this new loan, she expects to buy children's clothing by the dozen to resell individually at retail. With the profits she wants to participate in a significant way to taking care of her family's needs.

In this group: Diariatou, Fanta, Maimouna, Ansata, Mariama Mane*, Adama Diang, Fatou Marena, Mouminy, Mariama , Maimouna, Adama Dioulde, Satou*, Gnyma, Hady, Rouby*, Aissatou, Diama, Coumba, Pend, Mariama, Souba, Kadiatou, Toulaye, Housseynatou, Sirring, Dialicatou, Mariama, Kadiatou, Saibatou, Alarba
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz



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