A loan of $1,750 helps a member to buy used clothing and cosmetic products to sell.
Awa's Group's story
This group is part of a Banc Villageois set up in the area in December 2008. It is made up of two women who come from the same neighbourhood and have commerce as a common interest. They have a good relationship.
Awa, on the left in the photo with her hand raised, is 60 years old and is the group representative. She is married and the mother of five children, two of them girls. They all work.
Awa is a very brave woman who built her savings in order to obtain a consistent credit that would allow her to develop her business selling used clothing and cosmetic products. She stocks up in a market in the city and sells in her home in her neighborhood. She has good experience with over ten years in the field.
She will buy 4 to 5 bales of used sheets, children's clothing and tea towels that she will resell at reasonable prices. She combines this with her business selling cosmetics. Her business works and she is doing well.
Her profits will go into her savings, strengthen her business and contribute to the family expenses to help her children.
In this group: Awa, Khady