A loan of $5,675 helped a member to buy vegetables.

Diarra's Group's story

This 23-women group belongs to the “banc villageois” (financing group) which was created on February 7, 2002. It gathers women who for the most part reside in the same village, have good relationships, and whose main business is retail.

Aminata, who is standing to the right in the picture with her hand raised, is 30 years old. She is married and a mother of four, one boy and three girls.

With the loan, she will purchase four bags of carrots for 15,000 XOF each; she retails carrots for 250 XOF a kilo. She will also purchase three bags of cabbage for 12,000 XOF; she resells cabbage for 250 XOF a kilo. She will also purchase one bag of manioc for 20,000 XOF, and retail it for 400 XOF a kilo.

With the profit she will take care of her children, mainly by purchasing food, and she will also reinvest in her business.

In this group: Diarra , Soda , Gade, Ngone, Maguette, Mously , Aminata , Sokhna, Awa , Bouthie , Saye , Dieme , Astou , Malick , Satou*, Marame , Mbayang, Amy , Mbene , Sagar, Amy , Oumoul , Oumoul
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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