A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy quality lightweight cloth for resale.


Aissatou's Group's story

The various member groups the local banc villageois have been created on the day of its laucnh. The groups are composed of energetic female entrepreneurs. The group members have been working mainly as vendors, also grow rainfed farm produce for some years. They all live in the same village and are united by a spirit of solidarity.

Mrs. Aissatou (the one seated at the far right in the photo) is the star borrower of her group. She is 41 years old and married. She is a trustworthy person and plays an important role in the smooth functioning of the banc villageois. She sells cloth, which she most often buys in the capital city or in a neighboring country in order to resell for credit or for cash, depending on the customer. With her new loan, she plans to buy quality lightweight cloth to resell by 6-yard [5.5 meters] piece. Her revenues will allow her to better help her husband manage the family expenses, especially the children’s school fees.

In this group: Aissatou, Khadidiatou, Mbinkinding, Diarry
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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