A loan of $5,250 helped a member to buy a dozen 50-kg bags of oranges to resell.


Aida's Group's story

Newly formed, this group is made up of women who want to bring change to their daily lives through the program. They all live in the same village and share values of solidarity and working together. They mainly run small businesses and practice rain-fed crop cultivation along with truck farming. Mrs. Aida (standing on the right), is the star borrower of the group. She is 34 years old and is a married mother of two girls. She sells seasonal fruits and has perfectly mastered this business from having been doing it for more than five years. With her new loan, she plans to buy a dozen 50-kg bags of oranges to resell. With her profits, she plans to increase her savings to better establish her business.

In this group: Aida, Douta, Diminga, Aminata, Sona, Seriyana, Roky, Bintou, Fatou, Fanta, Bintou, Mariama, Ely, Thirissiya, Safietou, Yama, Mariama, Fatounding, Dieneba, Fatoumata Ansoumana, Fatoumata , Rose, Malafy, Diarra, Nata, Satou, Chirfo, Dialika, Fatou, Roya, Diassio, Mama, Ema, Marie Louise, Trisa, Fatounding, Borinda, Marie, Fatoumata Amadou, Daro Diouf, Mariama, Mariama, Fatoumata, Fandabo, Kadidiatou, Bintou, Adama, Kouhiny, Sounkar, Gnima
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.



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