A loan of $3,725 helped a member to buy two sacks of rice for 28,000FCFA, one 20-liter container of refined oil for 13,500FCFA, a carton of 25g milk sachets for 8,500FCFA, millet for making millet flour, around ten kilos of sugar and other ingredients.


Binta's Group's story

Within this Banc Villageois, which was set up on 18th September 2013 and inaugurated in the village's public square, there is a group of women who are determined to undertake income-generating activities and strengthen their funding capacity. They have lived in the same village for several decades and have a strong community spirit and a desire to help one another out. They run small trading activities.

Binta, who is 56 years old (sitting on the far right of the photo with her hand raised) is the star borrower of the group. She is a widow and mother to two boys. She sells groceries such as rice, oil, milk, etc. which she buys in the commune's central market for resale in her village and the surrounding areas.

With her new loan she is planning to buy two sacks of rice for 28,000FCFA, a 20-liter container of refined oil for 13,500FCFA, a carton of 25g milk sachets for 8,500FCFA, millet for making millet flour, around ten kilos of sugar and other ingredients.

The profits will enable her partly to help out her husband with the family's needs and partly to increase her turnover.

In this group: Binta, Ndeye, Aissatou, Tening, Fatou, Tahibou, Coumba, Maria, Haby, Mariama Rahim, Loly, Fatoumata, Penda, Fatoumata, Kadiatou, Halimatou, Aissatou Mamoudou, Dienabou, Fatoumata, Adama Hawa, Diamy*, Fatou, Mariama Saliou, Ramatoulaye, Aissatou Mamadou*, Mariama Mamadou, Fatoumata, Kadiatou, Penda, Maimouna, Fatou Adama*, Aissatou Adama, Mariama Amadou, Kadiatou, Aissatou, Bassine
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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