A loan of $1,975 helped a member to purchase 40 50-kg bags of millet at 6250 francs CFA each, 3 bags of sugar at 27500 francs CFA each, 5 bags of rice at 15,000 francs CFA each, and 2 cases of oil at 60,000 francs CFA.


Dougnane Group's story

This group is made up of 2 women who live in the same village and both conduct small businesses. Fatou is the representative of the group. She is 51 years old, married, and the mother of 5 daughters (aged 25, 21, 17, 12, and 10) and 4 sons (aged 30, 27, 23, and 19). She runs a small business. She has a general food products shop in front of her house in the center of the village.

With this loan, Fatou plans to purchase 40 50-kg bags of millet at 6,250 francs CFA each, 3 bags of sugar at 27,500 francs CFA each, 5 bags of rice at 15,000 francs CFA each, and 2 cases of oil at 60,000 francs CFA. Her profits will allow her to save with the "banc villageois" and to pay for the schooling and food for her household, since her husband does not work and she cares for the household needs by herself.

In this group: Fatou , Awa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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