A loan of $3,875 helped a member to purchase traditional soap, refined oil, rice, and various seasonings to sell.

Oumou's Group's story

Created on May 7, 2009, this group is composed of women who are very active in agriculture in their village. Their solidarity is unwavering. They are dedicated to small-scale commerce to reduce barriers for obtaining typical consumer products.

Ms. Oumou (seated at the far right with her hand raised) is the featured borrower of the group. She is a married mother of four children, including two girls. She is a very energetic woman in her work. She is the leader of her 'banc villageois' and is active in selling soap, oil, rice, and a variety of other grocery items.

With her new loan, she is going to purchase some traditional soap for 36,000 francs CFA; 20 liters of refined oil; 2 sacks of rice; and various seasonings.

The profits will allow her to support her husband significantly in meeting family needs in terms of food.

In this group: Oumou, Fatou, Yoba, Fatoumata, Gnima, Dienabou, Maimouna, Dienaba, Fatoumata, Penda, Ansatou, Coumba, Fatou, Bambe, Aissatou, Binta, Dienabou, Haby, Dienabou, Penda, Haby, Dienaba, Fatou, Dienabou, Haby, Dienabou, Fatou, Coumba, Aissatou, Ansata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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