A loan of $1,450 helped a member to acquire a freezer for 280 000 F CFA and to stock up on hibiscus, tamarind, baobab fruit, two sacks of sugar and various food colouring products.


Mariama's Group's story

This group is made up of women who are very active in the village bank, created in December 2009. They have considerable experience in the village bank programme as a majority of them have already enjoyed over five rotations. They all come from the same district and get on well together. Their main activity is small businesses.

Mrs. Mariama (standing on the left), is the star borrower of the group. She is married with eight children of which three boys and five girls. In spite of her advanced age, she is one of the most courageous women of the group. She sells natural juice made from hibiscus, ginger, tamarind and baobab fruit at the bus station. She has been in this business for over 20 years and manages the supply sources and the sales of her products very well.

With her new loan, she plans to acquire a freezer for 280 000 F CFA and to use the rest for supplies of hibiscus, tamarind, baobab, two bags of sugar and various food colouring products.

She plans to use the profits from her business to support her husband who is retired, with the family expenses, especially daily costs.

In this group: Mariama, Ousmane
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details