A loan of $5,775 helped a member to buy ready-to-wear children's clothing.

Aissatou's Group's story

This group is made up of very committed women who have been working together since the creation of the banc villageois on 6 June 2002. In addition to the income generating activities which center around small-scale commerce, the group has also developed strong bonds of solidarity and mutual aid.

Aissatou (seated on the right with her hand raised) is the featured borrower of this group. She is married and a mother of five children, four girls and one boy, who age from nine to 17 years old.

Aissatou works selling fabric and ready-to-wear children's clothing. She procures her goods from merchants at the markets in the capital and resells them at either the "louma" weekly markets or for credit to customers in her village, who can pay in two installments.

With this new loan, she plans to buy ready-to-wear children's clothing in preparation for the start of school and the Tabaski festival.

With the earnings, she plans to help her husband with the family's household expenses.

In this group: Aissatou , Kady, Gnima, Fansene, Bintou*, Fatoumata, Gnima, Sira, Tida, Mai , Tening, Boumbaye, Fatoumata, Yaye Fatou, Mama, Khady, Sona, Fanta, Mariama, Ndeye, Fatoumata, Sophie, Mariama Seydi, Saly, Rocky, Banna, Mouskeba
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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