A loan of $3,475 helped a member to purchase 1 basket of 100kg at 25,000 francs CFA and 2 medium basins of spice at 1500 francs CFA each.


Aissatou's Group's story

Newly formed this past September 18, 2013, this "banc villageois" is made up of women wanting to improve their living conditions through small business. They have lived in the same village for decades and maintain personal relationships of loyalty and mutual aid. They are all actively running small businesses.

Aïssatou, 41 years old (pictured standing on the far right) is the featured borrower of this group. She is married and the mother of seven children, made up of one boy and six girls. She is a seller of dried fish which she obtains from producers in neighboring regions and of vegetable spices, for resale at retail to meet the needs of her customers.

With this new loan, Aïssatou plans to purchase 1 basket of 100kg at 25,000 francs CFA and 2 medium basins of spice at 1500 francs CFA each. The profits will allow her to help her husband care for the needs of their family and also to increase her business turnover.

In this group: Aissatou , Ansata, Raby, Ramatoulaye, Bineta, Mouminatou, Mariama, Mariama, Fatoumatou, Seynabou, Mariama*, Mariama, Oumou, Oumou Torodo, Ramaoulaye, Adama, Gagna, Mama, Noumouly, Mariatou, Fatou, Coumbayel, Coumba Idy, Coumba, Demo, Banna Tacko, Toba, Hawa, Meta, Fatoumata Samba, Dienaba, Sira, Hawa, Mariama Yalla, Diarry
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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