A loan of $4,750 helped a member to buy vegetables.

Diarra's Group's story

This group of 25 people makes up a part of the banc villageois established on 22 October 2012. It is made up of members who live in the same area and surrounding villages. They get along and support each other. Most of the group engages in commerce.

Eugué, standing on the right in the photo with her hand raised, is 49 years old. She is married and a mother of a son.

Eugué sells vegetables. She buys the vegetables at 30,000 francs and resells them at a local market during the following two weeks, earning her a profit of 10,000 to 15,000 francs. She repeats this process after she sells all her goods.

Earnings allow her to leave her savings in the banc villageois.

Eugué would like to buy a larger stock that is more consistent.

In this group: Diarra, Aïssata, Faty, Khady, Gawdy, Faty*, Khardiata, Aba, Sokhna, Astou*, Coura, Maïmouna, Batouly, Khady*, Awa Yero, Woury Sadio, Coumba, Aïssata, Mareme, Eugue, Badiel, Aïssata, Faty, Fama, Amy
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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