A loan of $3,250 helped a member buy a bag of sugar, a gross of tea and a few packages of bouillon cubes for retail sales.


Thiedo's Group's story

This "banc villageois" loan association was created April 22, 2007. It comprises women who share very strong solidarity links because of their companionship over the past five years, that is currently 12 loan cycles. The members wish to develop income-generating activities to improve their living conditions and facilitate access to basic food products. These women's main activity is small retail business, and they also grow crops in the rainy season. Mrs. Thièdo (seated at the far right with her hand raised) is the group's featured borrower. She is married and has five children, three girls and two boys. Her business is to sell basic consumer goods: sugar, tea, seasonings and various other food products. With the new loan she will buy a bag of sugar, a gross of tea and a few packages of bouillon cubes for retail sales. Profits will enable her to support her husband in managing family needs.

In this group: Thiedo, Adama, Binta Abdou, Yande, Awa, Ramatoulaye, Adama, Souba, Khadidiatou Oumar, Alimatou, Dienaba, Fatoumata, Sounkar, Fatoumata, Diary, Oumou, Yoba, Coumba
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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