A loan of $3,475 helped a member to purchase tea, sugar and cigarettes.

Aissatou's Group's story

The "banc villageois" which houses this group was created on May 15, 2008. The women who comprise its members operate a variety of small-scale retail businesses. They are very dynamic and supportive of each other.

Aïssatou, in the second row on the far right with her hand raised, is the group's leader. She is a 33-year-old married mother of five children, four boys and one girl. She sells various products: tea, sugar, candy, biscuits and cigarettes, which she buys in bulk at region's central market to sell in the village.

With her new loan, she intends to buy two different boxes of tea for 8,000 FCFA, one bag of sugar for 22,500 FCFA, and five cartons of cigarettes for 4,500 FCFA. The profits will assist her husband in providing for their children's education and daily expenses.

In this group: Aissatou, Sandjiba, Sona, Samo, Fatoumata*, Awa, Mbinkinding, Fanta, Amy Faye, Finton, Mouskeba, Moussolba, Mariama, Diontang, Fatoumata, Mouskeba*, Mariama, Kady, Aissatou, Fantance, Bircama, Mama Yaya, Nato, Halimatou, Denany, Mouskoye, Adama
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Adam Halpert

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