A loan of $3,025 helped a member to buy 3 bags of millet, 1 bag of sugar and 2 cartloads of firewood.


Kadiatou's Group's story

This group was created in August of 2011, the same day as the "banc villageois" of Bantagnel. Its female members are very involved in the development of their organisation, and they all come from the same district. They like to help each other and have a remarkable solidarity. Their main business is small retail. Kadiatou (standing on the far right of the picture and raising her hand) is the group's featured borrower. She is 44 years old, married and the mother of 6 children, 4 of whom are girls and 2 of whom are boys. She sells vegetables at the Kolda market. She also buys millet, takes it through the various rinsing stages and then makes it into flour using the district's machine. In the afternoons, she sells peanut butter and palm oil in front of her home. She will use this loan to buy at least 3 bags of millet, 1 bag of sugar and 2 cartloads of firewood. Part of the profits generated by her business will be used to build her savings, part will be used to cover her children's education expenses and part will be used for the family's daily expenses.

In this group: Kadiatou, Goundo, Oumou, Dienaba, Ndeye Arame, Saly, Mariama, Fatou, Lala, Kadiatou Sadio, Aissatou Ba, Bineta, Gnima, Oumou, Ndeye Maty, Awa, Djide*, Aissatou, Kadiatou, Adama, Bailo, Fatou Bintou, Marly, Kadiatou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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