A loan of $3,625 helped a member buy two gross of soap at 4,500 CFA francs each, one to two packs of candy and a few packets of seasoning for retail sales in the village and surrounding areas.


Rouby's Group's story

Newly opened on 18 September 2013 this "banc villageois" (loan association) is composed of women who want to improve their livelihoods through income-generating activities. They have been living in the same village for decades and maintain relations based on solidarity and mutual assistance. They are active in small retail businesses. Mrs. Rouby, aged 32 (standing on the right), is the featured borrower of the group. She is married and mother of three boys and two girls. She sells soap, condiments, candies and various basic goods. With the new loan, she intends to buy two gross of soap at 4,500 CFA francs each, one or two packs of candy and a few packets of seasoning for retail sales in the village and surrounding areas.   With the profits, she wants to expand her business and actively participate in the management of family expenses.

In this group: Rouby, Ramata, Mariama Pathe , Meta, Oumou, Ansata, Aissatou, Coumba Gadio, Fatoumata Moussa, Dalla, Fatoumata, Awa Nioke, Kadidiatou, Ansata Aliou, Mariama Alseyni, Ramata Yoro, Coumba Moussa, Binta, Sannoel, Binetou, Fanta, Sadio, Coumba, Kadiatou, Dado, Dienaba Adama, Bailo, Bailo, Kadiatou Ousmane, Meta, Ramatou , Hawa, Manare, Kadiatou, Ansata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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