A loan of $5,450 helped a member to buy millet and ground nuts.

Awa's Group's story

This group of 28 women belongs to the village finance group created on October 24th, 2012. This is their fourth loan cycle. The group is composed of women living in one village and its area. The women get along very well. Their businesses are retail and animal husbandry.

Adama, the group’s star borrower, is standing in the picture and raised her hand to stand out. She is 27 years old. She is married and a mother of five, including two boys. She plans to retail ground nut oil and millet. For millet specifically, she will purchase five bags costing 7,500 XOF each, and will have it stored until the rainy season draws near, at which point she will resell it at 225 XOF per kilo.

She uses her profits to take care of her family and herself.

In this group: Awa, Sokhna, Soukeye, Rokhy, Fatou, Seynabou, Maimouna, Ndiolé, Fatou, Adama, Maimouna, Khady, Mame Diarra, Fatou, Thiab, Nare, Diarra, Khady, Diouma, Fatou, Khady, Laba, Fatou Banel, Amy, Khady, Astou, Khady Daouda, Fatou Djibril

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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