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A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy seafood, dyed cloth, and some vegetables.

Diamaguene 1 Pc1 Group's story

This "banc villageois" was created on September 2, 2008. It is composed of women who live in the same district and surrounding districts. The group members are united by good social ties, and they are for the most part active in small-scale commerce.

Oumy is a 39-year-old married women and a mother of eight children. She has been working in food service, as well as small-scale commerce selling fabrics and seafood, for twelve years.

Her new loan of 200,000 francs will enable her to procure the previously cited merchandise and to bolster her business.

The profits generated from her business will enable her to bolster her savings and ensure her children are clothed. Also they will enable her to cover her children's school costs.

In this group: Mariama, Ep Abed R, Awa, Khady, Mame, Farma, Khadidiatou, Yaye Sokhna, Mariam, Fatou*, Khady, Maimouna, Amy, Fatou, Fatou, Mariama, Ami, Fatou, Awa
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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