A loan of $2,825 helped a member to buy sugar, onions, and a variety of other food products.


Djide's Group's story

This group consists of women who are very busy in income generating businesses. This "banc villageois" was created in July 2012 and is on its third loan cycle thus the members are starting to have good knowledge of the "banc villageois" system. They are all from the same village and have a good understanding among each other. Their main business is shopkeeping. Madam Djidé (standing on the far right with one hand raised), is the featured borrower of the group. Thirty-three years old, she is married and mother to 6 children (5 boys and 1 girl). She buys and sells foodstuffs such as rice, oil, sugar..., a business which she has been in for 3 years. With this loan she plans to get her supplies from the wholesalers at the regional central market to resell retail in her village and at the surrounding weekly markets. She resells a 22,000 F CFA bag of sugar for 30,000 F CFA. She resells an 8,000 F CFA bag of onions for 14,000 F CFA. She also sells a variety of other food products. After selling and deducting the transportation fees she finds herself with a net weekly profit of 10,000 F CFA. The profits from her business will allow her to save and to take care of part of the daily expenses and the schooling of her children.

In this group: Djide, Maimouna Ibrahima, Hawa, Rouby, Fatou, Maimouna, Hawa Coumbayel, Maimouna Mamadou, Aissatou Kangou, Mariama, Dienabou, Oumou, May Kadidiatou, Maimouna , Mary, Kadiatou Djoula, Djilang, Penda, Ansarou Coumbayel , Kadiatou Ousmane, Penda, Fatoumata, Sona, Hawa, Kadiatou Motar
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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