A loan of $3,375 helped a member to purchase more fresh vegetables by the box, 3 packets of green tea, and some sugar.

Adama's Group's story

This group was set up during the second semester of 2013. It is composed of women determined to change their living conditions. They are here in this regard to begin their second loan cycle in the program. They all live in she same village and maintain strong solidarity and mutual assistance among themselves. Their main work involves small-scale commerce and also rainy-season farming.

Ms. Adama (in the cameo at the far right) is the featured borrower in the group. She is 39 years old and a married mother of five children (four boys and a girl). She has been active in selling fresh vegetables, which she procures at the commune’s weekly market. She then resells the goods in the village, where she has a table at her house. She enjoys good experience in this domain for having done it for over ten years.

With this loan, she intends to purchase more fresh vegetables by the box, 3 packets of green tea, and some sugar to be sold in pouches at 100 francs each.

The profits from her business will enable her to do more to help her children’s education. She also plans on increasing her savings in order to make her business more profitable in the future.

In this group: Adama, Seynabou, Fanta, Mariama, Dienabou, Dalanda*, Mariama, Diariatou, Coumba, Binta, Fatou, Penda, Bint, Sokna, Binta, Mbene, Ramatoulaye, Tening, Adama, Hawa, Coumba, Fatou, Binta Oumar, Oumou Hawa, Maimouna, Fatou Malick, Yacine, Nafy, Djina Tidiane, Aminata*, Adja Fatou, Khady
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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