A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy large quantities of light fabrics in 6-yard lots to sell during the summer.

Amina's Group's story

The "banc villageois" was created on the 13th of December 2003 and groups together women who share the same ideal, namely that everyone should be a productive member of society and should support their families in particular. The sub-groups which make up the "banc villageois" are very active in the retail sector, display a good solidarity and are mutually supportive. They all live in the same village and are small retailers.

Amino (standing second from the left and raising her hand) is the group's featured borrower. She is married and the mother of 5 children (4 girls and 1 boy). She is very active in the businesses undertaken by the "banc villageois". She sells clothing which she buys at the big markets in the capital and resells on credit (paid off on average in two installments) to retail customers. This new loan will allow her to buy a large amount of light fabrics in 6-yard lots so that she can resell it during the summer. She plans to use her profits to build her savings and to contribute substantially to making changes in her family's living conditions.

In this group: Amina, Siring, Fanta, Mariama Mina, Oumy, Kanda, Fatoumata, Dionko, Nene Galle, Nemouna, Gnara
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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