A loan of $2,950 helped a member to buy dried fish and peanut butter, etc.

Awa's Group's story

This group is part of the "banc villageois" of Walidaan which was created on the 19th of November 2004. The "banc villageois" groups together members who live in the same district and members who live in surrounding districts but who are trusted by the group. The good atmosphere of understanding between them and their solidarity is their biggest strength. Their main businesses are retail and livestock fattening.

Fatou, standing on the right of the picture and raising her hand, is 54 years old. She is married and the mother of 5 children, 2 of whom are boys. She is a retailer. She has been in this line of work for a long time and is very experienced. She goes to the weekly markets, where she plans to stock up on palm oil (at 155 000 francs per drum), dried fish (for 100 000 francs), 5 buckets of peanut butter (at 11 000 francs per bucket.) The transport charges come to 20 000 francs. She will also use her own money to buy a bucket of condiments (nététou) for 35 000 francs, dried peppers (at 35 000 francs per bag) and powdered gumbo for 15 000 francs. She plans to use her profits to improve her living conditions. She will also cover some of the family's expenses and build her savings.

In this group: Awa, Fatou, Fatou, Mareme

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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