A loan of $1,050 helped a member to purchase spices.

Kanouya ( L’Amour) Group's story

Kanouya is a group of women from Baramba who know each other well and who live in traditional large families with their husbands, children, and other parents. The women have an average age of 39 years, are married, and have an average of 4 children each. The women of this group are in different businesses, such as the sale of peanuts, beans, spices, etc.

In order to increase their businesses, the members of the group decided to partner with the loan program of Soro Yiriwaso. They are on their first group loan.

Kadia is a member of the Kanouya group and is the second pictured sitting from right to left in the photo. She plans to use her loan to purchase bags of peanuts and all kinds of spices. She purchases these spices in Baramba and resells them at retail for cash from her home and in the market to a diverse customer base. While the other members of the Kanouya group hope to earn an average profit of 50,000 francs CFA each during the course of the loan cycle, Kadia hopes to earn 55,000 francs CFA. In addition to repaying the loan, the women will use a portion of their earnings to care for their personal expenses and to increase their business funds.

In this group: Mamou, Kadia, Mariam, Hawa, Moussodo, Mamine, Kadia, Ramatou Faboli, Ané, Ramatou Moussa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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