A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy monkey bread (baobab tree fruit), hibiscus, shea butter, and bleach.

Mariama's Group's story

This group was inaugurated on December 13, 2008 and moves forward thanks to the solidarity drive between its members. Their main business is retail.

Oumy is the woman standing on the right and raising her hand in the photograph. She's 51 years old, married, and the mother of six children, out of whom four are girls.

Her main business is retail. She sells ice, ice cream, shea butter, and bleach. She runs her business in her village, and has a good experience in this field.

She will buy monkey bread (baobab tree fruit) for XOF 40'000 and seven basins of hibiscus for XOF 21'000 to make ice cream. XOF 80'000 will be used to cover the electricity bill, and with the remaining XOF 60'000, she will buy shea butter, bleach, and bags to make ice.

With her profits, she will pay for her children's education.

In this group: Mariama, Kine, Isseu , Awa , Aminata, Rama, Oumy, Salla, Aïssata , Sophie, Faty, Khady, Amy, Fatou, Codou, Maty

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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