A loan of $3,100 helped a member to purchase large amounts of 'kartoum' fabric to be sold.

Oude's Group's story

This new 'banc villageois' was inaugurated on September 12, 2013. It is composed of women who had to run revenue-generating businesses before joining the 'banc villageois' program with the goal of increasing their financial capacity. 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.

Ms. Oudé (standing at the far right with her left hand raised) is the featured borrower of the group. She is 45 years old, married, and the mother of three children (two girls, and a boy). Ms. Oudé has much experience selling fabrics and clothing. She purchases her products from bordering countries and resells them on credit, payable in two equal installments.

She intends to rely on this loan to expand her business by purchasing large quantities of light-weight 'kartoum' fabric to resell by the 06-yard lengths.

The profits from her business will enable her to help out her husband in covering [family-related] expenses.

In this group: Oude, Maimouna, Alimatou, Fatoumata, Fatou, Kadidiatou, Salimatou, Hawa, Borgho, Fatoumata, Diahoumba, Dienaba, Fatoumata Sylla, Mariama, Ninkidji, Boudy, Astou, Khady, Diabou, Eugenie, Awa, Fanta Cire, Tacko, Adama, Mame Penda, Dionkounda, Seny, Fatoumata Binta, Dienabou, Foulo

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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