A loan of $5,350 helped a member to purchase wood and charcoal.


Mame Awa's Group's story

This group of 32 members is a part of the "banc villageois" which was created October 22, 2013. It is made up of members who live in the same area and surroundings. They all live well and support each other. Their main activity is small business. Mame, featured standing on the right of the photo with her hand raised, is 51 years old. She is a widow and the mother of three children, one of whom is a son. She is in the business of selling wood and charcoal. She purchases one pile of wood at 55,000 francs CFA and 5 bags of charcoal at 6,000 francs CFA. She earns a profit of 500 francs CFA per bag of charcoal and 7,500 francs CFA for the wood. The profits will help Mame to provide for her children and all of there needs, since she is the sole supporter of the family and does not want to constantly be requesting support from others.

In this group: Mame Awa, Soce, Bousso , Awa, Faty, Mbacke, Ramata, Astou, Fatou, Fatou Bintou, Khady, Mareme, Fatou, Maguette, Ndioba, Mame Adam, Die*, Aïda, Nar, Ndeye, Fatou, Mbene, Mame Bousso, Awa, Soda, Rama, Khady, Awa*, Kine*, Absa, Soukeye, Coumba
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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