A loan of $5,675 helped a member to buy sacs of sugar, rice, and other consumer goods.

Maimouna Seyni's Group's story

This group was established on May 17, 2011 during the inauguration of their banc villageois. To date, the group has included mostly women who have a solid experience in small-scale commerce, which is their principal activity. Some of the women also make traditional soap or engage in rain-fed agriculture. They all live in the same village, and share solidarity and support with each other.

Maimouna (who is seated in the middle of the photo, wearing a green and white tunic and has her right hand raised) is the featured borrower of this group. She is married and a mother of four children, of whom one is a girl and three are boys. Maimouna runs a shop in her village where she sells various consumer goods (rice, oil, sugar, tea, soap, powder detergent, bullion, and other goods). She procures her goods from the central regional market at wholesale or half-wholesale and re-sells them at retail in her village.

She does well with this business. This new loan will be used to reinforce her stock by buying sacs of sugar, rice, and other consumer goods.

Earnings will allow her to actively support her family's needs, especially her children's schooling.

In this group: Maimouna Seyni, Mouminy, Mariama , Kadidiatou Yebe, Aminata, Aissatou Idiatou, Hassanatou, Mariama, Fatou, Oumou, Coumba Diouma, Aida, Hassanatou, Aissatou Dara, Adama Diang, Kadidiatou Yebe, Oumou Hawa, Fanta, Penda, Raby, Kadidiatou, Dialikatou, Hadiyatou, Dienabou, Binta, Sire, Aissatou Bagna, Aissatou, Batouly, Aminata, Kadidiatou, Fatoumata Binta, Asmao, Djiba, Maimouna, Aissatou Algassimou, Oumou, Fatoumata, Dienaba, Kadidiatou, Maimouna, Coumba Woury, Ansata, Dienabou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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