A loan of $3,925 helped a member to sell charcoal and wood.


Seynabou's Group's story

Established on May 5, 2007, at the inauguration of the banc villageois, this group is made up of women who have experience with banc villageois programs. They are all from the same neighborhood and share strong ties of solidarity and mutual assistance. Their primary activity is small business.

Mrs. Aminata (standing at far right with a hand raised [in the photo]) is the group's featured borrower. She is married, 28 years old, and the mother of one boy and two girls. She purchases wood, charcoal, and tinted fabric to resell in her neighborhood for a higher price. With her new loan, Mrs. Aminata plans to purchase a wood truck for 200,000 CFA francs, as well as 100,000 CFA francs of charcoal and 50,000 CFA francs of fabric.

Mrs. Aminata plans to use part of the profits to support her husband in sending their children to school and the rest to improve her family's living conditions as well as to increase her savings with the banc villageois.

In this group: Seynabou, Aissatou, Darou, Aminata, Mbathio
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo



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