A loan of $3,450 helped a member to stock up on bags of hibiscus leaves for a dozen and various other products for resale at the weekly market.

Binta's Group's story

This group was created June 27, 2008, at the time of the inauguration of their banc villageois. They count amongst themselves the women who all live in their village. They share the common values of solidarity and mutual assistance, which characterizes their actions and the relations between the members of the group. As their principal moneymaking activity, they run small businesses, accompanied by rain-fed crop cultivation. Ms. Binta (sitting in the seventh position towards the right, with her hand raised) is the star borrower of the group. She is married and the mother of five children, of which one is a boy and four are girls. She is the saleswoman of spices and vegetables for sauces and various other food products, such as palm oil, bouillon cubes, various vegetables and commonly used items like soap and others. With this loan, she expects to stock up on bags of hibiscus leaves for a dozen, as well as various products for resale at the weekly market. The profits will allow her to use a portion for savings and another portion to help her husband in the care of the family's expenses.

In this group: Binta, Aminata, Kadiatou, Tida, Adama, Gnyma , Meta, Fatoumata Moussa , Dado, Sona, Hothia, Dienabou, Adama, Housseye, Souadou Boubacar, Ramatoulaye, Ramata, Rouby, Aissatou, Fatoumata, Sira, Niontang, Diabou, Kadidiatou, Mariama, Fenda, Kadiatou, Dickoum
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz

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