A loan of $3,125 helped a member to buy 30,000 FCFA's worth of thread for the construction of traditional pagne cloth, which she will resell at 5,000 FCFA over a period of two months.


Ramata's Group's story

This newly inaugurated "banc villageois", created on 26th September 2013, is made up of dynamic women wishing to bring about change in their living conditions. It is for this reason that they started up this "banc villageois". They have been living in the same village for several decades. They support each other through collectivism and mutual assistance. Their main source of income is a whatever business they can find in this struggling country.

33-year-old Ramata (the woman standing at the end of the row on the left in the photo) is this group's representative. She is a married mother of two girls and a boy. She creates and sells traditional dresses, notably hand-made "pagne" cloth.

With this new loan, she wants to buy 30,000 FCFA's worth of thread for the construction of traditional "pagne" cloth, which she will resell at 5,000 FCFA over a period of two months.

With the profits, she wants to develop her business and actively participate in managing her family life.

In this group: Ramata, Adama Bailo, Coumba, Mariama, Awa, Mariama Issa, Dienaba, Amina, Khady, Rocky Hawa, Aissatou, Dienaba, Adama, Diary, Bigue, Ramata, Khady, Kadiatou, Fatou, Raby, Djiba, Goundo, Djide Mamadou, Houleye, Kadiatou, Mariama, Diarry, Sylla, Dienaba, Rocky

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christopher Smith



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