A loan of $3,050 helped a member to buy fabrics, shoes and milk.


Aida's Group's story

This group of four women belongs to a Banc Villageois that was created March 29, 2008. They live in the same neighborhood, get along well, and their solidarity is their strength. They conduct commercial activities. Aïda, age 45, is the group member standing on the right and raising her hand. She is the married mother of two boys and two girls. She sells fabrics and shoes, and she has extensive experience in this sector. She travels to large cities to purchase fabrics, shoes and milk. With this loan, she plans to buy 10 cases of 48 cartons of milk for 100,000F CFA, 100,000 F worth of fabrics, and 75,000 F worth of shoes. The remainder of her loan will be used as working capital. She will use her profits to bolster her savings and to cover her children’s tuition fees.

In this group: Aida, Aminata, Nayette, Awa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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