A loan of $3,125 helped a member to buy green tea, a sac of sugar, and different kinds of stock.

Mariama Boubacar's Group's story

This group was established on September 17, 2011 during the inauguration of their banc villageois. This group has just started their seventh cycle and is made up of women who live in the same village. They share a good understanding of each other and a good spirit. The group members all engage in small-scale commerce, along with garden farming during the rainy season.

Mariama (who is standing on the first right in the photo with her hand raised) is the featured borrower of this group. She is 39 years old, married, and a mother of three children, who are all girls.

Mariama sells food products (rice, oil, sugar) and other consumer goods (soap, detergent), which she buys and sells at retail in her village and surrounds. This new loan will serve to buy two or three packs of green tea, a sac of sugar, and different kinds of seasoned stock, which she will resell.

Earnings will allow her to meet her children's school and health needs, as well as her own needs.

In this group: Mariama Boubacar, Tening, Dienabou, Rouby*, Binta Sinthiang, Maimouna, Maimouna, Alarba, Dienabou, Kadiatou, Fatoumata, Penda, Adama, Mariama Malado, Safiatou, Salimatou, Dienabou, Tacko, Mariama Aliou, Sira, Mariama, Ansata, Fatoumata, Adama

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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