A loan of $1,450 helped a member to buy 20 bags of flour, firewood, yeast and carbonate and a bag of salt.


Haoulatou's Group's story

This group is made up of women who are very active in the village bank which was created in 2010. They all come from the same neighbourhood and get on well together. Their main activity is small business and the transformation of farm products.

Mrs. Haoulatou (wearing yellow) is the main borrower. She is married with three sons. She is very active and does a good job as the manager of the traditional oven that she owns in the neighbourhood. She also has considerable experience in this field and employs local young people for the production of traditional bread. These young people are paid 1500 F CFA per bag produced.

With her new loan, she plans to buy 20 bags of flour, firewood, yeast and carbonate and a bag of salt.

With the profits generated by this business, she will pay for her sons' school fees and continue to put the finishing touches to her home.

In this group: Haoulatou, Sountou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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