A loan of $3,900 helped a member to buy a minimum of two 50 kilogram bags of sugar and a variety of condiments to resell retail.


Mariama Souley's Group's story

The "banc villageois" was inaugurated this September 18, 2013, and groups together within it women in income generating businesses more specifically small shops. They sustain relationships of solidarity and helping each other as they have all lived in the same village for several years. Madam Mariama, the fortieth (sitting to the extreme right with one hand raised), is the featured borrower of this group. She is married and mother to four boys and two girls. She is very engaged in the businesses of the "banc villageois" and the village group. Her business sells sugar retail by package for 100 FCFA for the majority of her turnover. With her new loan, she plans to buy a minimum of two 50 kilogram bags of sugar and a variety of condiments to resell retail. With the profits, she plans to grow her turnover to benefit from more significant loans in the future, in addition to better helping her husband with the responsibility of schooling their children.

In this group: Mariama Souley, Hawa Boubacar, Mariama, Khadidiatou, Fatou, Salimatou Daba, Asse, Diouma, Binta, Mayram, Aissatou, Diana, Madia, Marie, Marie Mbagnick, Aminata, Tounkan, Salimatou, Kadiatou, Diadia, Hawa Seckou, Marieme, Kadiatou Mamoudou, Amy, Amy, Seynabou, Khady, Fatou Bakary, Dado Ousmane, Habibatou, Coumba, Ramatoulaye Demba, Diabou, Ansatou Samba, Penda, Aida, Fatoumata, Coumba, Aissatou, Dado
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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