A loan of $5,875 helped a member to buy 5 kg of flour, 1 liter of oil, 1/2 kg of fresh fish and various ingredients for cooking.

Therese Yaya's Group's story

This borrowing group started on 14 December 2010 and brings together very organized women who are serious about their group's operations. They all live in the same village and share strong family ties. They are small business owners engaged in various income-generating activities. Ms. Therese (standing at the far right with her left hand raised) is the representative of this group. Despite her young age (26), she is married and mother of a daughter and a son. She is a very ambitious and disciplined woman. She sells "fataya" doughnuts made of salted flour, accompanied by tomato sauce with cooked fish inside. Every three days she replenishes her inventory. With her new loan, she plans to buy 5 kg of flour, 1 liter of oil, 1/2 kg of fresh fish, onion, and various ingredients for preparation. The profits earned from this business will enable her to increase her savings and to better help her children with their education.

In this group: Therese Yaya, Aissatou, Adama, Dado, Goundo, Aminata Diola, Halimatou, Dianna, Tacko, Souna, Fatoumata, Hawa, Penda, Tala, Oumou, Aminata Niamo, Adama, Moussou, Assette, Magno Demba, Adama, Fatoumata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh

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