A loan of $3,400 helped a member to purchase fabric and shoes to resell in her village.

Ndeye Fatou's Group's story

This group of 16 women has been together since December 15, 2008, the date when their Banc Villageois was founded. The leader of the group is a widow named Coumba who has five children in her care. She runs a small business selling shoes, fabric and small pouches. She purchases her supplies in the capital and then resells them in her village. Coumba started her business with the help of CAURIE Microfinance, who came to her village in late 2008. With the income she earns, Coumba wants to increase her savings and pay for her family's expenses.

In this group: Ndeye Fatou, Khadidiatou*, Coumba, Marame, Aminta, Boury, Yacine, Binta, Adama, Fatou, Borso, Coumba Tacko, Awa, Seynabou, Awa, Fatou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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