A loan of $4,125 helped a member to purchase rice, oil, onions, and various flavorings.


Nene Galle's Group's story

This group was set up on June 27, 2008, the day of the inauguration of the ’banc villageois’. It is composed of women who, despite the village’s isolation, figured out what to do in the program more than five years ago and who acquired solid experience in the system. The women all live in the same village. They all have small-scale businesses and work in agriculture during the rainy season.

Ms. Néné (sitting at the far right with a hand raised), is the featured borrower of the group. She is married, 39 years old, and a mother of four children (3 girls and 1 boy). She is the manager of a store in her village. She [purchases] her merchandise wholesale and demi-wholesale at the commune’s central weekly market and then resells the goods retail in her village. She has a lot of experience in this domain.

With her new loan, she intends to purchase rice for 100,000 francs CFA; oil for 52,500 francs; some onions; and a various flavorings.

With the profits made, she plans on improving her family's living conditions (food, healthcare) and increasing her savings.

In this group: Nene Galle, Kadiatou, Mairam*, Hawlatou, Houleymatou, Aminata, Hawa, Hawa, Maoudo, Mariama, Niama, Aissatou, Diabou, Coumba Tening, Korka, Mata , Kadidiatou, Diary, Kadidiatou, Aissatou, Adama, Awa
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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