A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy basic foodstuffs such as rice, sugar, oil, milk and soap for resale.

Ya Salam Group's story

Ya Salam is a group of five members who all live in the same neighbourhood and come together whenever they need to.

Their president is Awa, seen in the photo with her hand raised. She is married and has children.

Awa sells basic foodstuffs such as rice, sugar, oil, soap, milk powder, breakfast products, etc. She is not financially responsible for anyone but herself. Awa has requested this loan in order to buy these products for resale to her customers. She has four years' experience in her business and works from 9am to 7pm. Awa would like to strengthen and diversify her business.

In the future, she would like to use loans from the field partner to open her own shop to attract more customers, and increase her earnings.

In this group: Awa, Coumba, Maïmouna, Niania, Khady

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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