A loan of $5,600 helped a member to buy eggplants.

Ramata's Group's story

This group was established on July 4th, 2008, when the Banc Villageois was inaugurated. It is made up of women who all live in the same village. They share values of solidarity and mutual aid, which characterize their actions and the relationships between group members.

The Banc Villageois is starting its twelfth loan cycle, which means the women have a good experience in retail, their main business.

Mrs. Ramata (shown again in the inset on the top right of the photograph) is the group's featured borrower. She dedicates herself to selling vegetables, more precisely eggplants and chili pepper. After each round, these businesses generate a net profit of XOF 25'000 and 7'000, respectively.

With this new loan, she intends to buy XOF 185'000 worth of eggplants, exclusively from producers. She will resell them at the international market of her subregion.

She will use her profit in part to take a significant role in covering daily expenses (food and school supplies) during her children's studies, and in part to build up her savings.

In this group: Ramata, Hawa, Ramatoulaye, Oumou, Lala, Dienabou, Hawa, Ramata, Dienabou Lamarana, Fatoumata Mamadou, Ansatou Kagou, Fatoumata, Kadiatou Lama, Mariama, Aminata, Kadidiatou, Mouminatou, Fatoumata, Simone, Fatoumata, Fatoumata Montel, Mariama, Fatoumata, Mariama, Mariama, Mariama, Dienabou, Rouguiyatou, Diatiatou, Fatoumata, Fatoumata, Assette, Ramatoulaye, Bouya, Salimatou, Mariama, Mariama, Safietou, Coumba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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