A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy rice in fairly large quantities, namely two bags, as well as green beans, milk, sugar and a variety of other products.

Diabou's Group's story

This "banc villageois", newly inaugurated this September 18, 2013, consists of women with a fervent wish to join the "banc villageois" program. They have all lived in the same village for several years and sustain relationships of solidarity and mutual support. Their main business is small shops and food crops in the rain.

Madam Diabou (sitting in the fourth position from right to left with one hand raised) is the featured borrower of the group. She is 32 years old, married and mother to two girls. She has a cheap restaurant at the communal market where she sells breakfast and lunch. It's a business which she has been in for more than three years.

With this new loan, she will be in a position to buy rice in fairly large quantities, namely two bags. Green beans, milk, sugar and a variety of other products are needed to prepare the dishes that she serves to customers.

The profits will allow her to participate in taking care of the needs of the family with respect to food, schooling and sanitation.

In this group: Diabou, Amy, Diarry, Fatou, Awa, Rokhy, Aissatou, Khady, Marie, Fatou, Satou, Banna, Penda, Fatou, Ndeye, Fatou, Aissatou, Amy, Ndeye Fatou, Aissatou Naar, Diabou, Seynabou, Tening, Aissatou, Fatou, Khady, Gnilane, Marie, Marie, Bineta, Fatou, Sadio, Raby, Ramata, Penda Demba

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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