A loan of $5,100 helped a member to buy 20 kg buckets of peanut paste at 12, 000 CFA francs per bucket, 20 liters cans of palm oil at 18,000 CFA francs a can, and one or two bags of sugar at 27,000 CFA francs per bag .


Mariama's Group's story

The group was established on October 18, 2012. The women of the “banc villageois” live in the same village and share strong bonds of solidarity. More over the women in the group have a small trade business as their main activity and the seasonal rain-dependent agriculture.

Ms. Mariama (seated on the far right in the second row) is the featured borrower of the group. She is very dynamic and has an unwavering commitment to the success of her activities. She is married and has six children: three boys and three girls. She sells peanut paste, palm oil and sugar that she buys in bulk for resale at retail.

With her new loan she will buy 20kg buckets of peanut paste for 12,000 CFA francs per bucket, 20 liters cans of palm oil at 18,000 CFA francs per can, and one or two bags of sugar at 27,000 CFA francs per bag.

The profits are used to help her husband with the management of the family’s expenses, as well as increase the level of her savings.

In this group: Mariama, Manifa, Mouskoye, Mouskoto, Wandiba, Rossa, Mackou, Fatou Cire, Tida, Mame Diarra, Awa, Dienaba, Saly, Mariama, Dioma, Yoba, Adama, Bintou, Fatou, Sona, Fatou, Boumba, Safiatou, Yadicone, Adama, Fanta, Thiama Mariama, Matida, Kagna, Mouskeba, Dienaba, Domonding, Mouskeba, Mouskouta, Fatoumata, Aissatou, Fatou, Marietou, Rocky, Coumba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Veronique Fourment



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