A loan of $4,975 helped a member to buy 5 kg of flour, oil, sugar, and 10 kg of peanut butter to resell.


Fatoumata Boula's Group's story

This banc villageois was created on December 13, 2011. It is currently composed of members who live in the same village and share a spirit of solidarity and help each other with all aspects in life. As their principal moneymaking activity, they run small businesses and practice rain-fed crop cultivation.

Mrs. Fatoumata (standing on the far right), is the star borrower of the group. She is a married mother of four, one of whom is a girl. She is in retail: peanut butter, green tea, powdered sugar. She also makes beignets which she sells in the village. She enjoys her good experiences from her businesses, since she has been doing this for several years.

With her new loan, she is going to buy 5 kg of flour, oil, sugar, and 10 kg of peanut butter to resell. The profits will allow her to meet the needs of her family, especially when it comes to paying for school.

In this group: Fatoumata Boula, Fatoumata Samba, Fatoumata Sona, Mariama, Sedio, Djidere, Fatoumata Boula, Hassanaou, Marie, Sona*, Bobo, Aminata Gania, Woury, Coumba Gnaling, Dienabou Tidiane, Fatoumata Bathie, Binta, Diabou, Aminata Demba, Coumba Kothiade, Dioukou, Dienabou, Diarou, Ansatou, Dala, Ouma, Dienabou Coco, Maimouna, Fatou , Marie, Aissatou Binte, Salimatou, Mariama Aliou, Kady*, Tening, Fatou, Mariama Maoudo, Mary Ousmane, Mariama, Taibou*, Maimouna, Fady, Coumba Moussa, Binta
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.



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