A loan of $4,875 helped a member to buy dresses and children's clothing.

Hawa's Group's story

This group was established on May 29, 2008, the day it was inaugurated. The women who make it up live in the same village and have been sharing very strong solidarity bonds for several years. Their main business is retail.

Mrs. Awa is the woman standing on the left and raising her hand in the photograph. She's the group featured borrower. She's 56 years old and married. Her business consists in selling clothes, mostly women's and children's.

She gets her supplies in the capital and retails her products in her village. With this new loan, she will buy dresses by the dozen and various children's clothing articles to resell.

With the profits she gets from her business, she intends to better help her husband cover the daily expenses and the children's education.

In this group: Hawa, Dalla, Khoudia, Sadio, Awa, Sokhna, Nafy, Toba, Fanta, Khadidiatou, Marang, Aissatou, Dianke, Awa, Diaw, Fatoumata , Mama, Mariama, Fanseyni, Adama, Oumy, Adama, Safietou, Aby, Fanta, Dianke, Seynabou, Fatou, Fily, Kadidiatou, Mariama

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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