A loan of $3,975 helped a member to buy four 50 kg sacks of shelled peanuts at 10,000 F CFA apiece, which, after being shelled, will be resold for 22,000 F CFA, or an even higher price.


Marietou's Group's story

Created on 17th May 2007 with the inauguration of the banc villageois, this group is made up of women with experience of the framework of bancs villageois. They all come from the same village and share a strong sense of solidarity and mutual aid. Their main businesses are retail, processing local produce and rain-based agriculture. Mariètou (sat on the far right of the photo with her hand raised) is the group's star borrower. She is a 37-year-old married mother of four sons and one daughter. She buys 50 kg sacks of shelled peanuts, sorts the peanuts then shells them for resale at market at a higher price. With this new loan, she plans to buy four 50 kg sacks of shelled peanuts at 10,000 F CFA apiece, which, after being shelled, will be resold for 22,000 F CFA, or an even higher price. She plans to use the profits in order to support her husband with their children's school fees and to also improve their family's living conditions.

In this group: Marietou, Aissatou, Fatoumata, Woury Bella, Coumba Talka, Aissatou, Malado, Awa, Fatoumata Binta, Mariama, Housseynatou, Hadyatou, Coumba, Woury Bella, Oussoumane, Mariama, Coumba Alarba, Aissatou, Woury, Mariama Vieux, Mariama Dioulde, Oumou, Dienabou, Coumba, Bintou, Dienabou, Mariama, Ngueth, Adama Hawa, Aissatou Timbo, Mouminatou , Mariama, Mariama *
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christopher Smith



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