A loan of $2,525 helped a member to buy cereals to make millet cakes (Takoula) for sale.

Lolo Group's story

The 'Lolo' Group is made up of four women, of whom, two are polygamous. They are, on average, thirty-seven years old, and have five children. The women all live in Sirakoro Dounfing, and know one another through family, friendship and neighbourhood ties. Most of the women make millet cakes, pre-cooked fonio, millet semolina and dégué (African porridge).

In order to increase their working capital, the group work with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso, and this will be their third group loan.

Korotoumou (sitting on the far right of the photo) has a well-earned reputation selling all sorts of food products. She will use her loan to buy five sacks of rice and ten sacks of millet at the market. She sells her products to various individual customers in Sirakoro Dounfing, and sometimes sells on foot.

Korotoumou hopes to earn a monthly average of 80,000 francs CFA, which will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Fanta, Coumba, Korotoumou, Aïssata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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