A loan of $2,675 helped a member to purchase a dozen sacs [of root vegetables] at 10,000 francs each.

Woury's Group's story

This group was created on October 12, 2010, on the day the 'banc villageois' Dialicounda Naforé was inaugurated. The group is composed of women from the same village. Over the course of the seven past loan cycles together, they found out how to develop solidarity and mutual support. They all go to the area's international market to carry out their work in small-scale commerce.

Ms. Woury (sitting at the far right with her hand raised) is the featured borrower of the group. She is married and the mother of six boys. She is a vendor of wild taro root and yams, cooked and uncooked, according the customer's needs. She has good experience in this business, since she has been at it for several years.

With her new loan, she is thinking of purchasing a dozen sacks [of root vegetables] at 10,000 francs CFA each.

She plans on using the profit to help cover day-to-day expenses with the goal of improving the quality of her dishes.

In this group: Woury, Mariama, Sira, Binta, Maimouna Kolda, Adama Woury, Fatou, Salimatou, Aida, Fatou, Mariama, Aida, Dieynabou, Maimouna, Maimouna
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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