A loan of $4,300 helped a member to buy two bags of sugar, two boxes of green tea containing 12 ten-bag packs and two boxes with two varieties of batteries, for resale.

Houleye's Group's story

[This group] was created on May 17, 2011 at the inauguration of its banc villageois. Since then, the group has reached its seventh cycle in the banc villeagois loan program. The women in this group show solidarity and team spirit among themselves, which is acknowledged by village elders. The group members’ main activity is retail, manufacturing of traditional soup and rain-fed agriculture.
Mrs. Houleye (the one seated on the far right raising her right hand is a star borrower. She is 30 years old and the mother of three: two boys and one girl. She sels sugar, green tea, bouillon [stock] cubes, batteries for flashlights and miscellaneous items. She purchase her goods at the weekly market of her district wholesale and semi-wholesale in order to resell retail in her village. She has an experience of over five years in this business. This new loan will allow her to buy two bags of sugar, a box of tea bags containing 12 ten-packs and two boxes of batteries, a large type and a small one, for resale.

Her revenues will allow her to bolster her savings and contribute meaningfully to the school fees and healthcare costs for her children.

In this group: Houleye, Aissatou, Rougui, Kadiatou Saliou, Habibatou, Saibatou, Ousseye, Mariam, Kara, Fatoumata Bente, Dienabou Bente, Kadidiatou Wora, Safy, Salimatou, Amsatou, Fatoumata, Dioulde, Mariama, Dienabou Yaya, Penda, Nene, Maimouna, Kadiatou, Kadidiatou Aliou, Adama, Ramatoulaye, Halimatou, Fatoumata Binta, Ansou, Coumba Massata, Fatoumata Bella, Fatoumata Souba, Rouguiatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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