A loan helped a member buy 52,500 francs' worth of goats and 25,000 francs' worth of sheep for retail sales.


Penda Hamidou's Group's story

Created May 17, 2011 at its inauguration in the village's public square, this "banc villageois" loan association regroups women determined to undertake income-generating activities and strengthen their funding capacity. Currently in its ninth round, the group is beginning to understand the program.

They have been living in the same village for several decades and maintain relationships based on solidarity and mutual aid. They are active retail merchants.

Mrs. Penda Hamidou, (standing at the far right raising her hand), is at 20 years old the group's featured borrower. She is the married mother of one child, and is active at selling goats and sheep.

With her new loan, she will buy buy 52,500 francs' worth of goats and 25,000 francs' worth of sheep for retail sales.

The profits will enable her to help with her children's food, medical care and clothing.

In this group: Penda Hamidou, Maimouna, Aminata, Sadio, Marietou, Sountou, Penda, Kadidiatou, Ramatoulaye, Adama Hawa, Hady, Molou, Coumba, Diarraye, Ania, Djide, Ramatoulaye, Binta, Fatoumata Binta Mabo, Tening, Marang, Fatoumata Binta, Penda Samba, Kadiatou Cherif, Housseye, Dienabou, Coumba Coly, Talata, Dienabou Djiby, Kadiatou Amadou, Goundo, Saibatou, Hawa, Diarga, Rougui Kalidou, Saybatou Mamadou, Adama, Woury, Salimatou, Maimouna Sara, Dado

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell.



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