A loan of $4,850 helped a member to purchase more vegetables, sugar, and tea to resell.


Maimouna's Group's story

This 'banc villageois' was newly inaugurated on September 12, 2013. It is composed of women who ardently wish to join the 'banc villageois' program. The women have all been living in the same district for several years and maintain ties of solidarity and mutual assistance. Their main work involves small-scale commerce and peanut farming during the rainy season. Ms. Maïmouna (standing second from the left with a hand raised) is the featured borrower of the group. She is 39 years old, married, and the mother of seven children (four boys and three girls). Her business basically involves selling fresh vegetables. She has a table in her district where she sells piles of fresh vegetables she obtains from women producers from villages near the commune. In addition, she sells tea and sugar by the 100-franc and 200-franc sachet. With this new loan, she intends to bolster her coverage of day-to-day expenses related in particular to food.

In this group: Maimouna, Mariama Nene, Mame Maram, Asmao, Dienaba, Aminata Lama, Maimouna, Aissatou, Aissatou, Dalanda, Malado, Fatoumata , Aminata, Aissatou, Ndieme, Dienabou, Ousseynatou, Fatoumata, Oumou, Kadiatou Alpha, Fatoumata, Coumba, Hassanatou, Hassatoua, Mariama, Mariama, Fatoumata, Khardiatou Samba, Hassatou, Mariama Boubacar, Safiatou, Ramatoulaye, Kadiatou, Marieme Maty, Dienaba Bobalele, Fatoumata Bobalele, Diouma, Awa, Aissatou Dioulacolon, Manty, Kadiatou Mamadoou, Batouly, Kadia, Ramatoulaye, Malado, Goundo, Tening, Salimatou, Mariama
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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