A loan of $4,900 helped a member to buy a sack of sugar, green tea and a box of powdered milk.

Mariama's Group's story

The 'banc villageois' was created on 8th December 2012. It is made up of women who all want to develop their income-generating businesses, in order to better provide for their respective families. They have all lived in the same village for several years and share very strong bonds of mutual support. All the women are small traders.

Mariama (sitting on the far right of the photo, with her hand raised) is the main borrower. She is 22 years old, married and has a daughter and a son. Despite her relative youth, she is a very active member of the group. Mariama sells vegetables and various other food products such as sugar and green tea. She buys her supplies at the local weekly market. She will use the loan to buy a sack of sugar, green tea and a box of powdered milk.

Mariama will use her profits to increase the size of her goat herd, and help her husband provide for the expenses of their family.

In this group: Mariama, Hawa, Djiba Presidente, Dioulde, Marie Koung, Adama, Sira Amadou, Fatou, Fatou, Houleymatou, Binta, Batour, Souadou, Diouma, Sira, Bailo, Thiwto, Adama Hawa, Maimouna, Coumba, Kolly, Aissatou Bourahima, Noumou Aliou, Djiba Ousmane, Fatou Sefa, Adama Hawa, Aissatou, Aissatou, Korka, Dienabou, Fatou, Laho, Bente, Diaraye, Siring, Adama Hawa, Bailo, Dienabou, Ramatoulaye, Oumou, Safiatou, Coumba Diouma

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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