A loan of $5,700 helped a member to buy raw incense and different types of perfume with which to make different flavours of incense.


Khadidiatou Kindy's Group's story

This group at the center of the "banc villageois" was created on the 12 of July, 2008. It consists of 36 women who are all either small retailers or producers. They live in the same village and enjoy very well-developed links of solidarity. Khadidiatou, sitting third from the left in the picture, is the group's featured borrower. She is 37 years old, married and the mother of 3 children; two girls and a boy. She sells incense and fabrics. In order to be able to do this, she buys grains of incense that she mixes with different perfumes and keeps in glass pots for several months in order to get the finished product. Her new loan will allow her to buy raw incense and different perfumes with which to make various flavours of incense. The profits generated by her business will enable her to support her husband more with the general management of the household and to better help her children with their education needs.

In this group: Khadidiatou Kindy, Monde, Maoude, Fatoumata Binta, Kadiatou Tidiane, Awa, Korca, Hassatou, Sadio, Diamilatou, Kadiatou, Dienabou, Fatoumata Binta, Kadiatou Sadio, Aissatou Lamarana, Poulo, Sadio, Dioulde, Fatoumata Binta, Awa Cherif, Aissatou, Housseynatou N°2, Mariama Abba, Alimatou, Habibatou , Noumou Tening, Fatou, Mariama, Kadidiatou , Mariama, Gnouco, Diewo, Saly Gnima, Mariama, Saoudatou, Djidere, Awa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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