A loan of $3,400 helped a member one sack of sugar, some boxes of green tea, and other products.

Coumba's Group's story

This group was established in October 2012 and is starting its third loan cycle in the Banc Villageois program. The women begin to master the loan and savings specifics. They all live in the same village, and their main business is retail.

Mrs. Coumba, the woman sitting on the right in the photograph, is the featured borrower. She's 50 years old, married, and the mother of seven children, four girls and three boys. Her business consists in buying and reselling sugar, green tea, and various other staples.

With this loan, she intends to buy one sack of sugar, some boxes of green tea, and other products to retail. Her profits will be used to help her husband handle the daily expenses of the family.

In this group: Coumba, Dabel, Hothia, Ansatou Younoussa, Hawa Mamadou, Aminata , Coumbayel, Binta Kindy, Bouya, Mariama Mouhamadou, Sira, Dioulde, Maimouna, Sadio, Kadiatou Penda, Ansatou Dicory, Amia, Rougui, Salimatou, Bouya, Bodiel, Fatoumata Abdoul, Mariama, Fatoumata Gagna, Coumba Souka, Mariama, Sadio, Hawa Fanta, Ramatoulaye, Coumba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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