A loan of $3,800 helped a member to buy sugar, green tea and stock cubes wholesale for retailing.


Fatoumata Biri's Group's story

This group is composed of women who are very committed to changing the life conditions in their village through to their activities within the framework of "banc villageois" created on May 17, 2011. They all come from the same village and have a good rapport. They mainly work as vendors.
Mrs. Fatoumata (standing on the far right raising her hand in the photo) is the star borrower of the group. She is married and has four children, two daughters and two sons. She is very involved in the banc villeageois activities as well as in her business. She sells everyday goods, in particular sugar, tea and seasonings.

With this loan, she plans to buy wholesale a bag of sugar at 25,000 West African francs, green tea and various stock/broth cubes for to resell them retail.
The revenues derived from her activity will allow to support her children's education and help improve their life conditions.

In this group: Fatoumata Biri, Ansatou Ibou, Kady Diarga, Halimatou, Aminata, Ouleye, Raby, Fatoumata Ousmane, Soucouto, Salimatou, Aissatou Seydou, Mariama Arfang, Habibatou , Hawa, Ansata Aly, Ansata Yaya, Dienabou, Mariama Daouda, Diari, Ansatou, Mariane, Maimouna, Aminata, Dienabou Bathi, Fatoumata Moussa, Hawa, Diary, Ramatoulaye, Aissatou, Fatoumata Binta, Awa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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