A loan of $1,050 helped to buy 10 sacks of rice at 12,500 each, four jerrycans of 20 liters of oil at 17,500 each, eight sacks of imported onions at 11,500 each, and flour from Jumbo for a total value of 200,000 f.


Mariama Sadio's story

Mariama is one of the founders of the group. She is married and the mother of four children, three sons aged from 9 to 15 years old and a daughter aged four years old. Mariama is an exemplary member of this group and plays an important role in its stability and its development. She runs a shop in the village where she sells various frequently consumed foodstuffs ranging from rice to candy for children. She has a lot of experience in this field since she has been in this business since before the "banc villageois" came into being. With her new loan she expects to buy 10 sacks of rice at 12,500 each, four jerrycans of 20 liters of oil at 17,500 each, eight sacks of imported onions at 11,500 each, and flour from Jumbo for a total value of 200,000 f. With her net profit per week averaging 12,500, she intends to help her husband cover the household expenses and also to grow her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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