A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy sheets and some yarn.

Awa's Group's story

This group of 31 women is part of a banc villageois which was created on December 16, 2013.
It is composed of members who all live in the same area.
This is a solidarity loan. The members of this group generate their income through retail. Astou, who can be seen on the photo standing up and raising her hand, is 35. She is married and is the mother of five daughters.
She plans on sewing. She will buy 7 sheets for 3500 XOF each, 3 packs of yarn for 4500 XOF, and will pay 14,000 XOF to have designs printed on the sheets. Once the sheets are sewn, she will sell them for 15,000 XOF each.
With the profits, she will buy wood and charcoal in order to resell them. This will also help with daily expenses and enable her to care of her children's school fees.

In this group: Awa, Colle, Fary Maty, Fatou, Awa, Fatou, Issa, Anta, Amy, Khady, Daba, Ndioufa, Thiane, Ngone, Fatou, Nar, Ndeye, Dior*, Mame Faty, Tabasky, Astou, Penda, Aminata, Fatou Kine, Absa, Rama, Mame Diarra, Ndeye, Arame, Ngone, Mareme, Fatou
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Julien Roland

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