A loan of $2,675 helped a member to increase her stock of green tea by two cartons, her stock of sugar by a half-bag, and her stock of candies and biscuits by containers for resale.


Ansatou Seydi's Group's story

This group is made up of women who are all very active in their small businesses. This "banc villageois" was formed in July 2012 and is on its third loan cycle due to the members having mastered the "banc villageois" system. They are all from the same village and get along well with each other.

The women's main business is small shops. Ansatou (pictured standing on the right with her left hand raised) is the featured borrower of the group. She is 19 years old, married and the mother of 2 sons. Despite her young age she is a very dynamic woman and has two loan cycles to her credit so far. She is a reseller of spices and various other food products like green tea, sugar, refined oil, biscuits, and children's candy in the village.

With this loan, Ansatou plans to increase her stock of green tea by two packages, her stock of sugar by a half-bag, and her stock of candies and biscuits by containers for resale. The profits she earns from her business will allow her to put money into savings and to help her husband with the household expenses.

In this group: Ansatou Seydi, Siring, Tening, Binta, Salimatou, Ansata, Ramatoulaye, Djiba, Dienabou, Fatoumata Moussa, Kady, Aminata Malang, Kadiatou Hoyo, Gnaling, Tening, Kadiatou Assane, Hawa, Fatoumata Ousseye, Kadidiatou Mamadou , Aminata Yacouba, Maimouna Iya, Ansatou Bassirou, Iya, Bandie, Sirayel
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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